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Summoning Our Saints

The Poetry and Prose of Brenda Marie Osbey

by John Wharton Lowe Editor · Keith Cartwright Contributor

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Summoning Our Saints: The Poetry and Prose of Brenda Marie Osbey celebrates and illuminates the poetry and prose of one of the South's and the nation's most notable writers. A native of New Orleans and a former poet laureate of Louisiana who served magnificently in that function during the dark days after Hurricane Katrina, Osbey has summoned up a magical, beguiling, sometimes chilling and appalling portrait of the myriad chapters of New Orleans, Southern, and hemispheric history. Her dazzling narratives offer apertures into desire, death and remembrance, often through the voices of neglected and abused citizens. The essays in this collection examine Osbey's essays and poetry collections, situating them within greater traditions of African American women's writing, blues music, and West African religious traditions and Catholicism. The chapters are punctuated throughout with Osbey's own reflections on her work and bring a long-needed and appreciative critical focus to a great artist, elucidating her contributions to our common cultural heritage. The book examines Osbey's meditations on topics such as colonization, the African diaspora, the circumCaribbean, and contemporary parallels between Europe and the United States to showcase the ways in which they add valuable new insights to transnational studies.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2019

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John Wharton Lowe (Editor)

John Wharton Lowe is Barbara Methvin distinguished professor of English and Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Georgia.

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John Wharton Lowe (Contributor)

John Wharton Lowe is Barbara Methvin distinguished professor of English and Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Georgia.

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Creators

Contributor :
Keith Cartwright
Contributor :
Daniel Cross Turner
Editor :
John Wharton Lowe
Contributor :
John Wharton Lowe
Contributor :
Malin Pereira
Contributor :
Doris Davenport
Contributor :
Thadious Davis
Contributor :
Dolores Flores-Silva
Contributor :
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Contributor :
Hermine Pinson
Contributor :
Andrea Benton Rushing
Contributor :
Tracy Watts
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