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Grimoire

Author: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : Autumn House Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Named after a magical textbook, Cherene Sherrard's Grimoire is a poetry collection centered on the recovery and preservation of ancestral knowledge and on the exploration of black motherhood. Incorporating experiences of food preparation, childrearing, and childbearing, the book begins with a section of poems that re-imagine recipes from one of the earliest cookbooks by an African-American woman: Mrs. Malinda  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
poetry
Poetry
Poésie
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sherrard, Cherene.
Grimoire.
Pittsburgh, PA : Autumn House Press [2020]
(DLC) 2020936527
(OCoLC)1140776748
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
ISBN: 9781938769610 1938769619
OCLC Number: 1198612192
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Miranda, Malinda To My Followers Marble Cake Wild Yeast Restoring the Hair to Its Original Color Crossed Stars Things to Do with Ginger A Tempest in a Teapot Malinda's Last Day at the Patisserie IEP (Individual Education Plan) Fair Trade Sycorax's Lament Grimoire Cut-Woman Halloween Pattern Nocturne The Robbery A Liberal Is a Rare Vintage The Garden of the West
Responsibility: Cherene Sherrard.

Abstract:

"Named after a magical textbook, Cherene Sherrard's Grimoire is a poetry collection centered on the recovery and preservation of ancestral knowledge and on the exploration of black motherhood. Incorporating experiences of food preparation, childrearing, and childbearing, the book begins with a section of poems that re-imagine recipes from one of the earliest cookbooks by an African-American woman: Mrs. Malinda Russell's A Domestic Cookbook. Mrs. Russell's voice as a nineteenth-century chef is joined in conversation with a contemporary amateur cook in poetic recipes that take the form of soft and formal sonnets, introspective and historical lyric, and found poems. In the second section, the poet explores black maternal death and the harrowing circumstances surrounding birth for women of color in the United States. Throughout Grimoire, Sherrard explores the precarity of black mothering over the last two centuries and the creative and ingenious modes of human survival."--Publisher's website

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"Evoking a mother's love for a son 'disabled by life's whimsy,' these appealingly down-to-earth poems cite everything from Shakespeare's sonnets to "Gilligan's Island" to African-American history." * Read more...

 
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