Tramp: Poems (Barataria Poetry) (Paperback)

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Using newspaper accounts and court records from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Joelle Biele's poems tell the personal stories of women who left their homes and families to tramp the roads and rails. Driven by poverty, abuse, or a desire for a better life, these women often encountered misery and danger in their quest for freedom, as interviews and printed records attest. In Tramp, Biele weaves these real-life stories into poignant and insightful verse that gives us a window into previously unexplored lives.

About the Author

Joelle Biele is the author of the poetry collections White Summer and Broom and the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and "The New Yorker" The Complete Correspondence. She has taught American literature and creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Goucher College, the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and Jagiellonian University, Poland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807167892
ISBN-10: 0807167894
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication Date: February 19th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Barataria Poetry

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