A More Perfect Union

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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Mad Creek Books
Publish Date
Pages
74
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.3 inches | 0.27 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780814257784

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About the Author

Teri Ellen Cross Davis is the author of Haint: poems, winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and works as the Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

Reviews

"'I have become an ordering of the unpredictable, ' Teri Ellen Cross Davis writes in the poem 'The Goddess of Blood, ' and she could be describing her own work: unpredictable in the best sense, ordering chaos as the best poetry must do. This is an important collection, full of anger and tenderness and a sure command of language." --Linda Pastan
"These poems are hopeful, yes, and also smart and honest. They are as purple as a funky lyric or a keloidal scar. You'll find resilience and resistance and rough sweet magic in these poems by Teri Ellen Cross Davis. You'll find the truth." --Camille T. Dungy, author of Trophic Cascade
"Teri Ellen Cross Davis has written us a blood-oath ode to Black motherhood, to Love's primal ecstasy, to the R&B royalty of Prince, all prismed through a seasoned awareness that is international in scope and homegirl-homegrown in its vernacular and dizzying heat. A more perfect Union is an urgent outcry, a galactic guitar riff of blues that echoes in the turmoiled space between America's promise and the place where fear is always / a whip, or White lady / calling 911." --Tyehimba Jess