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Designed by KMA Sullivan and

Cole Hildebrand

Cover Art: Margaret Bowland, Cover & Interior Design: Alban Fischer
Paperback, 96 pages, 5” X 8”
June 2016, ISBN 978-1-936919-37-6

 

About Jonterri Gadson

 

Jonterri Gadson is the author of the chapbooks Interruptions (MIEL, 2014) and Pepper Girl (YesYes Books, 2012) and the full-length collection Blues Triumphant (YesYes Books, 2016). She has received scholarships and fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, University of Dayton, and the University of Virginia, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing. She is also a graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Los Angeles Review, The Collagist, and other journals. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/English at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.

Blues Triumphant by Jonterri Gadson

SKU: 0000031
$18.00 Regular Price
$16.20Sale Price
  • About Blues Triumphant

    Racial identity and family musings lead Gadson down a circular path in her profoundly candid and revealing debut collection.

     

    Publishers Weekly

     

    The poems in Blues Triumphant ask the question, “What am I most afraid to say?” and then these poems say it. Blues Triumphant is about triumph in spite of motherhood’s demands, in spite of family dysfunction, in spite of depression and anxiety, in spite of heartbreak, in spite of racism and identity crises, in spite of it all, seeking, finding and celebrating the spaces where one feels most alive.

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