In Wesley's fourth poetry collection, she continues her lyric exploration of what it means to be a survivor and an immigrant, retelling stories of a generation ruined by war and grief, and the healing that follows.
|Publisher:||Autumn House Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
A Liberian civil war survivor, PATRICIA JABBEH WESLEY is the author of three previous books of poetry: The River is Rising, Becoming Ebony, and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa. Her awards include a World Bank Fellowship, a Crystal Award 2006, and the Liberian Award for her documentation of the Liberian civil war experience in poetry. Her work has been anthologized in Europe, South America, Africa, and in the United States. She teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Penn State's Altoona campus.
What People are Saying About This
Wesley possesses a distinctive, lyrical gift of the highest order…. The emotional appeal of her poetry is direct and accessible. She also has a dramatic gift and a masterly command of place.