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Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance

"This collection of culinary poetry is so good. I would highly recommend starting your meals with a benediction or blessing by reading one of these poems. Exhibiting a generous dose of humor and excellent writing, this collection makes a great gift for yourself or someone you care about.” -- Keebe

Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance

The roster of contributors includes Natasha Trethewey, Robert Morgan, Atsuro Riley, Adrienne Su, Richard Blanco, Ed Madden, Nikky Finney, Frank X Walker, Sheryl St. Germain, Molly McCully Brown, Michael McFee, Shirlette Ammons and more. These poets represent past, current, and future conversations about what it means to be southern. Throughout the anthology, region is layered with race, class, sexuality, and other shaping identities.

With an introduction by Sandra Beasley, a thought-provoking foreword by W. Ralph Eubanks, and luminous original artwork by Julie Sola, this collection is an ideal gift. Meant to be savored slowly or devoured at once, these pages are a perfect way to spend the hour before supper, with a glass of iced tea—or the hour after, with a pour of bourbon—and a fitting celebration of the SFA’s focus and community.

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