By Jacqueline Allen Trimble
The identify is taken from a poem within the e-book which considers the kinder, gentler exploits of Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney in the course of a time whilst Southern legislation enforcement used to be neither universally sort or mild. Says Trimble, “Barney had one bullet/and no use for a rope./The in simple terms burning he did used to be for his Thelma Lou.”
On her poetic trip, which takes us from the non-public to the political, Trimble probes our racial divide. She is by means of turns compassionate and fierce, slicing at our hypocrisy with the knife of her phrases and keen us towards our larger universal humanity.
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American Happiness by Jacqueline Allen Trimble