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By Jacqueline Allen Trimble

American Happiness is an eclectic selection of verse from a daring poet of daily life, Jacqueline Allen Trimble. paradoxically titled, the paintings addresses every thing from the demise of folks to racial stress to the encroachment of coyotes into city spaces.

The name is taken from a poem within the ebook which considers the kinder, gentler exploits of Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney in the course of a time whilst Southern legislations enforcement used to be neither universally sort or light. Says Trimble, “Barney had one bullet/and no use for a rope./The purely burning he did used to be for his Thelma Lou.”

On her poetic trip, which takes us from the private to the political, Trimble probes our racial divide. She is by way of turns compassionate and fierce, slicing at our hypocrisy with the knife of her phrases and prepared us towards our larger universal humanity.

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