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This chapter uses C. S. Giscombe’s 1994 book-length poem Here to explore systematically some key ways that songs and poetry document racialized experiences of geography, particularly the shifting boundaries between North and South and between urban and rural. It explores Giscombe’s complex allusions to Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance classic Cane and argues that Giscombe indicates the presence of “Dixie Islands,” much like Shrinidhi Ambinakudige. But Giscombe’s poetic presentation of the geographic phenomenon allows him to spell out the emotional stakes of living in such a shifting world full of latent potential danger, blurry racialized boundaries, and moments of quiet reprieve.

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