A collection of poems and prose focused on events in 20th Century America

This is quite evident in impressive condensations visible in several poems. The poems amply show the vigor of everyday idiom and vocabulary. The most admirable fact is that the poet is a singer. We find here excellent natural magic of apt words and deep emotions. This is fully revealed in these poems.

Nagueyalti Warren, PhD., is Professor of Pedagogy Emerita in African American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta,
Georgia. She is author of three collections of poetry: Lodestar and Other Night Lights (1992); Margaret: circa 1834-1858 (2008), which won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award; and Braided Memory (2011), winner of the Violet Reed Haas Poetry Award. She is editor of Temba Tupu! (Walking Naked) The Africana Woman’s Poetic Self-Portrait (2008), and Critical Insights: Alice Walker (2013). Her poems have appeared in Essence Magazine, Cave Canem Anthology, The Ringing Ear, Obsession, 44 on 44 and elsewhere.A Cave Canem graduate fellow, Warren also is author of W.E.B.Du Bois: Grandfather of Black Studies (2012), and Alice Walker’s Metaphysics: Literature of Spirit (2019). She earned her undergraduate degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, a Master of Arts degree in English from Simmons College in Boston, a Master of Arts degree in Afro-American Studies from Boston University, MFA degree from Goddard College in Vermont, and a PhD from the University of Mississippi.