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And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New

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Publisher Comments:

As Angela Jackson has developed as a poet, her poetry has engaged various artistic perspectives yet always maintains a characteristic combination of compassion, grace, and daring. Drawing from earlier works contained in chapbooks, And All These Roads Be Luminous is filled with a world of characters engaged in explorations of identity, sexuality, creativity, and spirituality--all revealed through a passionate verse brimming with surprises.

Synopsis:

As Angela Jackson has developed as a poet, her poetry has engaged various artistic perspectives, yet always maintains a characteristic combination of compassion, grace, and daring. Jackson moves with ease from the personal to the historical--filled alternately with wonder, righteous anger, tenderness, and a tangible intensity. Her verse is rich and passionate and brimming with poetic surprises. 152 pp.

About the Author

Angela Jackson (born July 25, 1951 Greenville, Mississippi) is a poet, playwright and writer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

VooDoo/Love Magic

And All These Roads Be Luminous

Strolling

Fish Fry: On the Cleaning and Eating of Secrets

The Love of Travelers

Blue Milk

Moment

My Dream Bo

Joyce Says

Choosing the Blues

Chain Gang

Beauty Bread

The Fitting Room

Why I Must Make Language

Ifa as Eve

The Village Women and the Swinging Guests (of Tarzan and Jane)

Embracing Hansel and Gretel in the Trickle-Down Time of American Famine

Mexico City, 1985

On Reading Matter

The Outcast Learns the Language of Birds

In Dark Bounty: In Memory of St. Charles Lwanga Faith

Community

The Resolution

Faith

Too Sweet

Angelhair

The Gulf of Blues

Hattie

Caesura

Dr. Watts Meets the Man with the White Liver

Dr. Watts

The Man with the White Liver

Mules and Women

Dark Legs and Silk Kisses

Arachnia : Her Side of the Story

Miz Rosa Rides the Bus

Lust: African-American Woman Guild

Rock and Roll Monster: Down Home Blues Goes Hollywood

The Midnight Market of Memory and Dream

grits

greens

in an african light

Wares for the Man Wherever This Song Is

Hootchie Cootchie Man

Mr. Snake, I Don't Like You

Doubting Thomas

Monroe. Louisiana

On the Train that Glides from Plane to Plane

another time, the forms of famine

The Cost of Living

Practicing Patience

Remembering

The Bloom Amid Alabaster Still

The God of Fire

The God of FIre

The Autumn Men

A Woman Along the Way

Litany

Cayenne

Fire Is Absolute

So This is How the Women

Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E

Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E

Mr. Solomon and His Queen

Woman in Moonlight Washes Blues from Dreams

Festival

The Witherspoons: Walk Up, Bell Out of Order

The Mother Behaves Like a Young Woman and a Lover when Nat King Cole Comes on the Box

Black Atlanta Mother Waits at Window, 1981

The Brother Guild Calls the Game on Sunday Afternoon

Loving

Woman Pitting Fruit at the Kitchen Window

Miz Sheba Williams: As Told to the Reporter from the Community News Front

PoemMaker

Who Would Trade It? Who?

Making the Name

Song of the Writer Woman

Sojourner: Traveling Light

Rain

Woman Watches Ocean on a Reef through a Glass-Bottomed Boat

Conversation with Catalpa Tree

A House of Extended Families

Kinsmen: An Address

greenville

john jackson

home trainin

The Robinsons

early evenings

other evenings

aunt beebee

in my father's garden

Angeline, Daughter of Alcie

Willie Mae

Cook County Hospital, 1962

Make/n my Music

a summer story

Memories/The Red Bootee

I Break My Own Heart

if i tole you

Second Meeting

Angel

Veneration: Maturity

george, after all, means farmer

Our Kitchen

One Quasi-Sonnet from the Portuguese

a beginning for new beginnings

Haiti: 1979

Poems from FESTAC '77

the ways we will deny ourselves

one slip of the tongue

parentage

Flags

steveland

A Wedding Reception

What I Said as a Child

Journey to Africa

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810150775
Author:
Jackson, Angela
Publisher:
Triquarterly Books
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
197
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , As Angela Jackson has developed as a poet, her poetry has engaged various artistic perspectives, yet always maintains a characteristic combination of compassion, grace, and daring. Jackson moves with ease from the personal to the historical--filled alternately with wonder, righteous anger, tenderness, and a tangible intensity. Her verse is rich and passionate and brimming with poetic surprises. 152 pp.
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