The Gospel of Barbecue: Poems

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Kent State University Press, 2000 - Poetry - 76 pages
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In her title poem, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers tells of the creation of barbecue, of how slaves cooked their masters' scraps into not merely a survival food but a cuisine. Powerful and moving, Jeffers's poems also provide more than mere sustenance, teaching that sometimes the "nasty leftovers" of life can be transformed into music, scripture, celebration.
  

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Honoree Fanonne Jeffers has introduced me to poetry again. It has been a long time. First she introduced me to Phyliss Wheatley then I read Outlandish Blues and now The Gospel of Barbeque Poems which ... Read full review

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this woman is AMAZING! Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Riversong 3
Ellen Craft
11
Eyes of Soon Children
17
Bless All the Givers of Pain
25
Big Mama Thornton
35
azure ella
42
Confessions of the Colored Left at St Thomas More School
48
Down Home Blues
55
Ezekiel Saw de Wheel
62
To Touch God
68
Notes
75
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, an assistant professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, is the author of two other books of poetry, "The Gospel of Barbecue" and "Outlandish Blues.

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