All Saints: New and Selected Poems (Paperback)Brenda Marie Osbey (other)
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Assisted by a glossary of New Orleans ethnic expressions, place names, and characters, we discern in these poems a multitude of voices that speak to us from colonial times forward. We hear Juan San Malo, leader of a slave rebellion; Luis Congo, a free Kongo man; myriad brothers and sisters, both distinct and collective; and the city itself, ""thrumming / eternal / ever / at the tracks."" Chanting, lamenting, outpouring, healing, Osbey's poems measure her own musical refrain to the past while keeping time with the present: ""we cry out together / in time to hear their cries."
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 231 g
Dimensions: 229 x 139 x 11 mm
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