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Click for more detail about Second Line Home: New Orleans Poems by Mona Lisa Saloy Second Line Home: New Orleans Poems

by Mona Lisa Saloy
Truman State University Press (Feb 17, 2014)
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In this celebration of life in death, Mona Lisa Saloy captures the solemn grief, ongoing struggle, and joyous processions of New Orleans after the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. She knows the music of the neighborhood spoken and sung in affirmation of what is genuine and hopeful, as well as the despair of destruction that nature and politics heaped upon The Crescent City. Saloy’s details of down-home activities and use of local expressions convey the many cultures and voices of this unique place. In this ode to New Orleans there is joy and hope, and a passionate call to join the resilient Second Line.

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Click for more detail about Ex-Free: 9 Keys To Freedom After Heartbreak by Troy Byer Ex-Free: 9 Keys To Freedom After Heartbreak

by Troy Byer
Truman State University Press (Jan 27, 2008)
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Steve Harvey refers to Ex-Free Author, Troy "as a Super Hero when it comes to healing heartbreak."†Troy understands the process of getting over your ex is exactly that and such a process requires actions beyond crying, gossiping, stalking, ignoring or avoiding. Such a process demands that you let go of your immobilizing monologues and that you move into transforming dialogues and inquiries that are life altering experiences. In addition to fulfilling the aforementioned process, the 9 Keys in this book will enable you to transform your relationship to pain, labels and your circumstances. In order to better understand how you navigate the tumultuous sea of love, these 9 Keys will assist you in finding the sea vessel that best represents you. Once you understand how you were designed, you will also understand the importance of choosing other ships that your ship can inherently relate to and therefore comfortably be in a relation-ship with. Metaphorically speaking, if you re a slow but steady Rowboat personality, the way you navigate the sea in the midst of a storm will vastly differ from that of a thrill-seeking Speedboat personality. As a result of this difference, it s inevitable that someone s going overboard. Finally, in addition to identifying and learning about the kind of boat you float on the sea of love, you will also learn of the secret treasures you exchanged with your ex while journeying as one. The surprise is that these very treasures are truly the treasures you ve been diving for and nearly willing to die for your entire life.


Click for more detail about Red Beans And Ricely Yours: Poems (New Odyssey Series) by Mona Lisa Saloy Red Beans And Ricely Yours: Poems (New Odyssey Series)

by Mona Lisa Saloy
Truman State University Press (Oct 30, 2005)
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These narrative poems tell the day-to-day lives of Black New Orleans and the rare magic in the culture. Vibrant with local history and color, these poems have a Black sensibility that reaches beyond boundaries, with folk sayings turned into polished verse. From Black talk to verse forms, Mona Lisa Saloy never loses sight of the African American cultural roots of her community. She makes music in verse.