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A Murmuration of Starlings

Author: Jake Adam York

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809328372

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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A Murmuration of Starlings elegizes the martyrs of the civil rights movement, whose names are inscribed on the stone table of the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. Individually, Jake Adam York’ s poems are elegies for individuals; collectively, they consider the violence of a racist culture and the determination to resist that racism. York follows Sun Ra, a Birmingham jazz musician whose response to racial violence was to secede from planet Earth, considers the testimony in the trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmet Till in 1955, and recreates events of Selma, Alabama, in 1965. Throughout the collection, an invasion of starlings images the racial hatred and bloodshed. While the 1950s spawned violence, the movement in the early 1960s transformed the language of brutality and turned the violence against the violent, says York. So, the starlings, first produced by violence, become instruments of resistance. York’ s collection responds to and participates in recent movements to find and punish the perpetrators of the crimes that defined the civil rights movement. A Murmuration of Starlings participates in the search for justice, satisfaction, and closure.
A Murmuration of Starlings
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: Jake Adam York
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-08 - Publisher: SIU Press

A Murmuration of Starlings elegizes the martyrs of the civil rights movement, whose names are inscribed on the stone table of the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. Individually, Jake Adam York’ s poems are elegies for individuals; collectively, they consider the violence of a racist culture and the determination
Murmuration
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Robert Lock
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-12 - Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

This poetic novel follows lives and struggles across generations under the constant dance of the sea birds in the English resort town of Blackpool. The old Victorian pier of Blackpool has stood the test of time, carrying each generation over a cold and relentless sea. As the starlings swoop and
A Murmuration of Starlings
Language: en
Pages: 102
Authors: Steve Palin
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-01 - Publisher:

A flock of birds, even a skein of geese perhaps -- but a cete of badgers, or a grist of bees? The collective nouns of animals and birds have long inspired and intrigued us. Many have their roots in medieval times, in particular applied to those creatures hunted by man,
Murmuration
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Blake Auden
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

the sea breaks around my feetbefore moving out again like an inhaled breath.above the water, a mass of starlingstwist and collapse in on themselvesbefore bursting out in an explosion of tiny bones.I watch the birds beyond the iron carrionand by now the water is below my knees. I look down
The Complexity of Bird Behaviour
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Paul M. W. Hackett
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-20 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book presents the facet theoretical framework as a tool for facilitating the conception of complex animal behaviour research and the design of research procedures through employing mapping sentences. Using the facet theoretical framework, this book takes a holistic view of bird behaviour. Components of bird behavior are identified and