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It seems like a mighty long time : poems

Author: Angela Jackson
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Angela Jackson's latest collection of poetry borrows its title from a lyric in Barbara Lewis's 1963 hit single "Hello Stranger," recorded at Chess Records in Chicago. Like the song, Jackson's poems are a melodic ode to the African American experience, informed by both individual lives and community history, from the arrival of the first African slave in Virginia in 1619 to post-Obama America. It Seems Like a Mighty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Jackson
ISBN: 9780810130517 0810130513
OCLC Number: 879583919
Description: xiii, 124 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Fabric of Our Lives --
Crowning --
Perfect Pears --
My Father's Prayers --
Territory --
Hope --
Mama in Blue, White, and Love --
In My Father's House Are Many Stories --
Elam House --
The Day after All Saints Day Is All Souls Day --
Her Memory Coming Home --
Photograph: Circa 1960 --
A Thousand Pages --
Pendulum --
Phillis --
After Work --
Vocabulary --
The Red Line Is the Soul Train --
Notes above the Stream, a Part of the Stream --
A Woman Was Being Raped --
Eclipse --
Suite: Ida --
Ida Watches --
Two Trains --
Did Ida B. Wells Ever Pass Bessie Smith on the Boulevard? --
Kokomo --
Looking Back --
Betrayal --
Hot Pink Flamingoes --
Fuchsia --
The Scarf --
The Rape of Memory --
Sleep --
American Justice --
In These Times --
Warm Weather --
Beginner's Luck --
Nocturnal --
Niger: No Exit --
The Last Door --
Glory Land --
Haiti, It Has Been Thirty Years Since I Last Saw You --
The Moment of Arrival --
The Smoke Queen --
The Good Neighbor Observes the Celebrity Next Door --
You Do Not Know the Hour --
Heaven Is No Recompense --
For Gwen, On Her Passing --
The Poem in the Pocket --
Faith II --
An African Reunion --
The Ritual Calendar of Yes --
Leaf --
April 6, 1991.
Responsibility: Angela Jackson.

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Angela Jackson's latest collection of poetry borrows its title from a lyric in Barbara Lewis's 1963 hit single "Hello Stranger", recorded at Chess Records in Chicago. Like the song, Jackson's poems  Read more...

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