Second Line Home: New Orleans Poems

Truman State University Press
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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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About the author

Author, folklorist, essayist, and poet,  Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy is professor of English at Dillard University. She previously published Red Beans & Ricely Yours, which won the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Prize in 2006. Saloy’s literary voice represents the African-American and the New Orleans Creole cultural experience.

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Publisher
Truman State University Press
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Published on
Feb 1, 2014
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781612481005
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / American / African American
Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Places
Poetry / Women Authors
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This content is DRM protected.
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