Burg and Other Poems

Author: Cheney, Anne
This volume is an outgrowth of two American Literature classes (taught by editor Anne Cheney in Blacksburg, Virigina) in which she required the students to write a poem about Blacksburg and its sense of place. It also includes work by published poets. A secondary goal was to explore the role of environment on the individual, so in the final section, there are visions of beaches, the James River, England, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Birmingham. The result is a group of poems that also capture the cultural spirit of our epoch.