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Jeffrey Hillard

Cincinnati Writers' Project
Box 29920
Cincinnati, OH, 45229

66 pp., $6.95

Subtitled "Poems on the Settling of the Ohio River;" this set of thirteen poems takes us back in time, before urban sprawl and industrial necessity filled to crushing the Ohio Valley. Presented in chronological order, from 1751 to 1862, and thick with lore and legend--there is a richness of detail in these historically-centered free verse poems. Of Marietta in 1788, Hilliard says: "The air has grown rife with coal-fire aroma,/ roasting buffalo, venison, a pike five feet long,/ enough of dinner to include the whole town."--R.R. Lee Etzwiler

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #3,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

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