Dream Garden provides the first inclusive appreciation and evaluation of the poetry of one of the South’s, indeed America’s, premier writers, Fred Chappell. The selections range from a poignant prologue by George Garrett to appreciations by R.T. Smith and R.H. W. Dillard; from critical pieces by Henry Taylor and Dabney Stuart, among others, to a description of the Chappell papers at Duke University by Alex Albright. In addition, Dream Garden includes a recent interview with Chappell by Resa Crane and James W. Kirkland. Dream Garden is essential reading for those interested in the writing of Fred Chappell, one of the finest voices in the South.
Patrick Bizzaro is professor of English at East Carolina University and the author of several books, including Undressing the Mannequin.
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