Marianne Worthington

THE GIRL SINGER: POEMS

ABOUT THE BOOK

Feminism, Appalachian culture, and country music: three threads beautifully woven into one in Marianne Worthington's poetry collection The Girl Singer.

The poet grew up in urban Appalachia, listening to country and folk music and letting it live within her. The speakers in The Girl Singer offer lyrical celebrations of the women who performed that music and recite their stories anew. The girl singer is also the poet-one who traces loss through turning seasons, monitors the patterns of neighborhood wildlife, and creates a sisterhood for singing old songs in new ways.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marianne Worthington is a poet, editor, and cofounder of Still: The Journal. She lives and teaches in southeastern Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX, Grist, Cheap Pop, Chapter 16 andother outlets. She coedited Piano in a Sycamore: Writing Lessons from the Appalachian Writers' Workshop and is author of a poetry chapbook.