Crystal Good's valley is what she calls "Chemical Valley," and others call the "Kanawha River Valley" or greater Charleston, West Virginia, where she was born, raised, and still lives, although we know she could have kept her career as a model in New York. She is as proud of being a hillbilly as she is of being African-American. Some of these poems celebrate that in a Walt Whitman or Allen Ginsburg kind of way. Others reveal her contemplative dimension. This is a dynamic, innovative and delightful collection.
Lexington, Kentucky: self-published, timeless - no date printed in it.