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By Jake Adam York

ISBN-10: 0809328372

ISBN-13: 9780809328376

A Murmuration of Starlings elegizes the martyrs of the civil rights circulation, whose names are inscribed at the stone desk of the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. separately, Jake Adam York’ s poems are elegies for people; jointly, they think about the violence of a racist tradition and the decision to withstand that racism.

York follows sunlight Ra, a Birmingham jazz musician whose reaction to racial violence was once to secede from planet Earth, considers the testimony within the trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the homicide of Emmet until in 1955, and recreates occasions of Selma, Alabama, in 1965. through the assortment, an invasion of starlings pictures the racial hatred and bloodshed. whereas the Nineteen Fifties spawned violence, the move within the early Sixties reworked the language of brutality and became the violence opposed to the violent, says York. So, the starlings, first produced by way of violence, turn into tools of resistance.

York’ s assortment responds to and participates in contemporary movements to discover and punish the perpetrators of the crimes that outlined the civil rights stream. A Murmuration of Starlings participates within the look for justice, delight, and closure.




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