Individual Author Record
Name: Doris DavenportPen Name: None Genre: Born: January 1, 1917 in Moline, Illinois Died: June 18, 1980
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Illinois ConnectionDavenport was born in Moline, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationDavenport was an American film actress.
- Eat thunder & drink rain: Poems, D Davenport, 1982Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems, Louisiana State University Press, 2005Soque Street Poems, Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association, 1995Voodoo Chile - Slight Return: Poems, Soque Street Press, 1991
Titles At Your Library
Eat Thunder & Drink Rain: Poems
ISBN: 0960868003 D. Davenport. 1982 Poetry influenced by the vagaries of living in Los angeles and mostly not liking it, of longing for home (Cornelia,Georgia) and of the "politics" of life in the '80's.
Voodoo Chile - Slight Return: Poems
ISBN: B00154GKEU Soque Street Press. 1991 Poetry collection
Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems
ISBN: 0807129917 Louisiana State Univ Pr. 2005 In her enchanting poem sequence, Doris Davenport introduces readers to Soque Street and its "Afrilacian" residents. These African Americans inhabiting an Appalachian community in northeast Georgia live in a world where magic threads daily life, and the living and dead commingle. Ghosts, self-propelled caskets, and sensate trees are as natural as morning glories to these characters, who are at once eccentric and universal, peculiar and welcoming.
Told in intersecting and overlapping monologues, the poems create a refreshing portrait of small-town life, with its mix of quotidian concerns and the larger experiences of love, passion, grief, jealousy, and madness. The story of Soque Street moves from voice to voice and through a mix of poetic forms with ease and confidence. Sometimes frightening, often funny, and always compelling and potent, Madness like Morning Glories is a major achievement by a poet of tremendous originality who possesses an intuition for the subtle secrets of language.
Soque is a Cherokee word turned Black on the Hill across the railroad track, in Appalachian foothills where madness like morning glories took over everyone trying to be insane and acceptable all the time and all the while, hainted. Two rows of houses along the railroad track Mr. Oscar Wise, the Peanut Man, and his family still there in the air and honeysuckles, hainted. Mack, our cousin, said he saw a casket roll down Soque, Stop in front of 103 and roll back up the hill again. —from "Ceremony for 103 Soque Street"