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  • 2002 ASPS Book of the Year


    "Blood Must Bear Your Name"
    by SUE WALKER
    Mobile, Alabama

    The 2002 Book of the Year judge was Ricks Carson. He said of Sue Walker's book- The winning book displays great variety while never lifting its share from the row it is plowing: the rich earth of responsi-bility to family and non-family alike. The book's structure moves the reader from the complexities of "personal blood" that challenge the definition of kin, through the middle ground of what I call "a woman's human blood," to a final convergence of the speaker and her "blood relation" with all sufferers. This is a very generous book. . . . to tell a story of bitterness, growth, and reconcil-iation helps the reader understand the ambiguous word "family.". . . the poet's sympathies with such diverse people as Van Gogh, Herbert Lee Richardson, and Zelda Fitzgerald confirm her allegiance to the world.



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