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Black crow dress, Roxane Beth Johnson

Label
Black crow dress
Title
Black crow dress
Statement of responsibility
Roxane Beth Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""These poems move forward like a novel in verse with a real understanding of the differences between the past and history. Or, as Johnson herself says in the opening poem, 'Each one is hungry for a voice & music to re-bloom.' This is a poet the best readers will be reading for the rest of their lives."-Jericho BrownA haunting collection of lyrically intense persona poems, Black Crow Dress is at once about the emancipation of slaves in their myriad voices as well as a meditation on the self. The collection's lush imagery takes us from churchyard to church, chanting the old spirituals, as Roxane Beth Johnson seeks to embody the spirits of the dead: Clea, Caroline, and Zebedee. From "Slave Ancestors Found Unburied in a Dream":Each one is hungry for a voice & music to re-bloom them alive in this room like water softens beans. Leaning near, close to me they see my tooth & tongue that test doneness, licks stamps & hums. Their ear listens to what a hand might fiddle if it had fingers. Stare this way with eyes like smudges.Roxane Beth Johnson's first book of poetry, Jublilee (Anhinga Press, 2006), won the 2005 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. She won an AWP Donald Hill Prize in Poetry and a Pushcart Prize in 2007 and has received scholarships and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Cave Canem, The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Vermont Studio Center. She lives in San Francisco, California. "--
  • "A haunting collection of lyrically-intense persona poems, Black Crow Dress is at once about the emancipation of slaves in their myriad voices as well as a meditation on the self. The collection's lush imagery takes us from church yard to church, chanting the old spirituals, as Johnson seeks to embody the spirits of the dead: Clea, Caroline, and Zebedee"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3610.O3755
LC item number
B57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Black crow dress, Roxane Beth Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19999084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
58 pages
Isbn
9781882295951
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012029617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Black crow dress, Roxane Beth Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19999084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
58 pages
Isbn
9781882295951
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012029617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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