Synopses & Reviews
The poems in Jonterri Gadson’s PEPPER GIRL certainly live up to their title—spicy, provocative, pungent. These capacious and generous poems hold bodies full of candid desire and blood---the blood of passion, family, and violence. Gadson’s lines brim with spunk and grit, humor and heartbreak. Her imagination is acrobatic in dazzle and prayerful in its grace.
About the Author
Jonterri Gadson is Debra’s daughter. A Cave Canem fellow, she is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing MFA program and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in The Rumpus, Tidal Basin Review, Muzzle, and other journals. She recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, before being selected as the Herbert W. Martin Post-Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton. She now lives and writes in Ohio with the Boy Wonder.