The Country I Remember

David Mason reads from his latest collection of poems, a 12-part verse narrative. The Country I Remember recalls the life of one of Mason’s ancestors, Lt. John Mitchell, who was captured in the Civil War battle of Chickamauga in 1863. The poem also looks back to Mitchell’s daughter, Maggie, who recollects her own life in the shadow of her adventurous father. Joyce Carol Oates has praised the poem for its evocation of powerful and intimate voices.

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