By Jacqueline Allen Trimble
The identify is taken from a poem within the publication which considers the kinder, gentler exploits of Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney in the course of a time while Southern legislations enforcement used to be neither universally variety or light. Says Trimble, “Barney had one bullet/and no use for a rope./The simply burning he did was once 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 higher universal humanity.
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