Rain in Our Door

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Pub Date: 03/06/2018

Pages: 100

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781945680168

ISBN 10: 1945680164

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Rain in Our Door

By Diann Blakely, Greil Marcus

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About the Book

In a series of “call and responses” whose various narrators engage in what might be called duets with Robert Johnson.  With the refreshing and uncanny empathy for which she is admired and respected as a critic and poet, Blakely offers a fresh attention to Johnson’s music (her poems take their titles from his extraordinary compositions) in relation to her own abiding concerns with what she once called, in an essay about Eleanor Ross Taylor, “oh, dear God, let us outgrow those terms of race, class, and gender, but for now they’re what we’ve got—the hand life deals us.”  …

About the Book

Blakely calls ‘duets’ with Robert Johnson: her poems visiting his songs, his songs breathing in her poems


Diann Blakely (June 1, 1957 - August 5, 2014) was an American poet, essayist, editor, and critic. Her poetry collection Lost Addresses: New and Selected Poems was published by Salmon Poetry in 2017, and Each Fugitive Moment: Essays, Memoirs, and Elegies on Lynda Hull is forthcoming from MadHat Press.