Red Clay Suite
by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Publication Date: Mar 26, 2007
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 73 pages
Imprint: Southern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Parent Company: Southern Illinois University
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In her third book of poems, Honoée Fanonne Jeffers expresses her familiarity with the actual and imaginary spaces that the American South occupies in our cultural lexicon. Her two earlier books of poetry, The Gospel of Barbecue and Outlandish Blues, use the blues poetic to explore notions of history and trauma. Now, in Red Clay Suite, Jeffersapproaches the southern landscape as utopia and dystopia—a crossroads of race, gender, and blood. These poems signal the ending movement of her crossroads blues and complete the last four "bars" of a blues song, resting on the final, and essential, note of resolution and reconciliation.
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