Southern Belles

  • Summer Jones


This collection of poems explores the themes of family and memory, interrogating some of the most emo- tional pockets of one’s life by threading words into images. The collection intentionally telescopes in and out of marriage, childhood and death to give readers a sense of the transience and fragility of a life. The poems aim to capture the eeting quality of time, and burden the reader with a sense that we don’t have very long to live—and therefore, we must live with all the gumption, the hunger, the awareness we can muster.

How to Cite
JONES, Summer. Southern Belles. Grinnell Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 20-22, june 2016. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 june 2018.