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Angela Jackson

Poetry

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Catalog Number: 19860808, 19850607

Chicago poet Angela Jackson reads from her collections Voodoo/Love Magic and Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E in this program recorded as part of Rockhurst University's Midwest Poets Series. Jackson integrates oral blues and folk traditions with highly sophisticated poetry in writing about such characters as "The Man With the White Liver" and the mother who "behaves like a young girl with a lover when Nat King Cole comes on the box." She discusses her work, which is equal parts witty, erotic, and critical of society.

| Subject Matter: Folklore, Blues, Wit | Interview Year: 1985 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: American Book Award |

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Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.