—From Word to Word by Jeremy Luke Hill on Prager’s Echoes in the Timbers

“Jerry Prager’s Echoes in the Timbers is a prose poem that relates the death and inquest of Margaret Buckingham, a former slave who settled in Puslinch County in the mid-nineteenth century. The narrative is broken into several parts, each with a different speaker – including Margaret herself; her suitor, Jerry Collins; and a member of her inquest jury, Nicholas Beaver, whose house has since been moved to the grounds of the Elora Poetry Centre. Margaret actually visited Beaver House in her day, so it’s fitting that it was where Jerry first read Echoes in the Timbers in 2014 and where the published version was recently launched.

To read the rest of the post click the link below:

https://jeremylukehill.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/jerry-pragers-echoes-in-the-timbers/

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