In ROOTWORK, Veronica Golos’ third book of poetry, the author continues her restless exploration into American history, this time into the daily lives of anti-slavery abolitionists John Brown and Mary Day Brown. Combining sweeping scholarly research with epic re-imagining, ROOTWORK uses epistolary poems as a gateway into character, motivation, passion, and love. Golos digs deep into the Browns, and sets up an undercurrent as well, using the voices of runaways and ghosts. A book of great imagination and courage—she completely inhabits the lesser-known Mary Brown—Golos shows how poetry can seep beneath the skin with language both restrained and transcendent.
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