Cherokee poet Awiakta wields poem and legend to successfully connect Appalachian histories Trail of Tears, frontier settlement, and splitting the atom at Oak Ridge for exploring East Tennessee s inheritance of these events implications The word economy and ample white space on each page make the text appear deceptively simple, yet the connections and revelations Awiakta weaves are haltingly profound.
Õ Abiding Appalachia: Where Mountain and Atom Meet Ó Oak Ridge Lore
From the Untitled The Atom was Poetry in My Childhood poem Quark, quarka discovery in the atom sheart called bythe strange cry of the gull Quarka particle so small it can t be seen at allexcept by trace,like the high flying jet whose white trail against the sky is the only sign that itexists And beyondquarks may lie something so refined it has no form at allexcept inmystery.
Four quarks are known so far Up, Down, Charmed and Strange And ifthere re othersthey may be named Beauty and Truth The language of science is cominground The atomhas found its poetry again and I can feel love oncefor its image and sound.
This book covers a little known town that worked on the atom Fascinating I love this book.