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Robert Penn Warren

Accept these images for what they are—
Out of the past a fragile element
Of substance into accident.
I would speak honestly and of a full heart; 42 more words


Robert Penn Warren

Waters, hypnotic, long after moonset, murmur
Under your window, and Time
Is only a shade on the underside of the beech-leaf
Which, upward, reflects a tiny refulgence of stars. 48 more words


Classic Southern Fiction Writers

by Chelsea Bennett, Reference Department

Nashville is changing. It’s changing A LOT. And so is our little town of Franklin, one of Nashville’s major suburbs. Since 1980, Franklin’s population has increased more than 500%, which you’ll have no trouble believing if you want to go anywhere during morning rush hour – or lunch hour – or evening rush hour – or a Saturday – you get the gist. 1,068 more words

Book Reviews

Review: All the King's Men

The background in the picture above is from an exhibit by Liz Glynn, currently on display at MASS MoCA. 

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren… 402 more words


The Owl by Robert Penn Warren

From Kentucky Mountain Farm…


Here was the sound of water falling only,
Which is not sound but silence musical
Tumbling forever down the gorge’s wall. 151 more words


Tell ’em anything.  But for sweet Jesus’ sake don’t try to improve their minds.

-Robert Penn Warren-

All The King’s Men