Parneshia Jones is a child of the North and grandchild of the South, and her poetry reflects that duality. The smells, tastes and sounds of Mississippi and Louisiana mingle with the rhythms and realities of the northern industrial city she…

The very first thing Kim Stafford does every morning is write. "It's a way to settle your accounts. If you're angry, if you regret something, put it down on a page. Sometimes it's a poem. Sometimes it's a consideration. But…

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