A Conversation Between Louisiana Poet Laureates: Mona Lisa Saloy and John Warner Smith

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Red Beans and Ricely Yours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781887160018
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Published: Black Bayou Press - October 1st, 2021

Second Line Home: New Orleans Poems Cover Image
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Published: Black Bayou Press - October 1st, 2021

Our Shut Eyes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781952335112
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Published: MadHat Press - April 1st, 2021

These poems are powerful in their dynamism, in their rhythm and flow. But their impact is manifest most in the combination of their immediacy and historical depth. The soul-crushing frustration of watching the police murder Alton Sterling is juxtaposed against Douglass’s vision of slavery, or McKay’s Harlem Renaissance, or Baraka’s Black Arts Movement.


Spirits of the Gods: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946160010
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Published: University of Louisiana - November 1st, 2017

Soul Be a Witness Cover Image
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Published: Madhat, Inc. - March 11th, 2016

A Mandala of Hands Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692415313
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Published: Aldrich Press - April 21st, 2015

In A Mandala of Hands, John Warner Smith crafts poems of patient and painstaking wisdom, poems that lead the reader deliberately into an array of vantages, laboring hard to leaven inquiry with insight. At the heart of this book's mosaic approach beats a steady quest for recovery and repair.


Muhammad's Mountain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944884437
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Published: Lavender Ink - November 15th, 2018

Poetry. African & African American Studies.