Document Type

Poem

Publication Date

2013

Department

English

Language

English

Publication Title

Hawaii Review

Abstract

The Mississippi writer Eudora Welty began her career as a "junior publicity agent" for the Works Progress Administration, one of Roosevelt's "alphabet agencies." She roamed the Mississippi countryside and recorded the lives of the rural poor in the 1930s with her Rolleiflex camara. One of the extraordinary scenes in a series of haunting photographs, "The Tomato Packers' Recess" pictures a packer playing guitar, surrounded by other workers standing and sitting on crates, all singing.

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This published version is made available on Dickinson Scholar with the permission of the publisher. For more information on the published version, visit Hawaii Review's Website.

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