A Birdwatcher’s Guide to the American South contains thirty-nine character studies of both person and place. These poems capture the spirit of ordinary people living in the American South as well as the essence of the place itself. Collectively, these poems tell a larger narrative story: that of the death of a noteworthy town denizen and the eventual flocking of townsfolk to her funeral. This collection of poems and poetic character studies offers a sensitive yet realistic appraisal of Southern people and the world they inhabit.
This book is not a guide for birdwatchers as much as it is a book by one, and this is one birdwatcher’s guide to understanding and appreciating the people who call the American South home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aaron Chase Eddington was born and raised in Liberty City, Texas. He currently lives with his wife Megan. A Birdwatcher’s Guide to the American South is his first published poetry collection.
66 pages, 39 poems