An Explanation of This Site’s ‘A Hillbilly Poetry Collection’

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A Hillbilly Poetry Collection is a series I have started here at The Flummoxed that will continue indefinitely and, I must admit, sporadically. It is a series of poems written, by me, in the rhythm, cadence, and style of American folk music, especially leaning toward Appalachian folk tunes and Bluegrass, the kind of music I grew up listening to and playing in the Ozark Mountains, on front porches of summer nights with lightning bugs decorating and illuminating the night, on wintry evenings tuning into the Grand Ole’ Opry, and at festivals in the Spring and Fall. Every poem here was, at the least, written with that folk music with which I grew up in mind, and all this poetry discusses topics about the people of the hills, their lives, their thoughts, their struggles, their concerns, and my experiences and observations having been raised a hillbilly and then going abroad, venturing into the world beyond those Ozarks.

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