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The Gospel of Barbecue
The Gospel of Barbecue
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  • Paperback
  • 9780873386739

Honorée gives an overview of the book:

The title poem of this collection tells of the creation of barbecue, how slaves cooked their masters' scraps into a survival food that became a cuisine. Powerful and moving, these poems teach how the "nasty leftovers" in life can be transformed into music, scripture, celebration.
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The title poem of this collection tells of the creation of barbecue, how slaves cooked their masters' scraps into a survival food that became a cuisine. Powerful and moving, these poems teach how the "nasty leftovers" in life can be transformed into music, scripture, celebration.

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About Honorée

I'm the author of three books of poetry : The Gospel of Barbecue (Kent State, 2000), which was chosen by Lucille Clifton for the 1999 Wick Poetry Prize; Outlandish Blues (Wesleyan, 2000); and Red Clay Suite (Southern Illinois, 2007),...

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Author's Publishing Notes

“Honorée Jeffers is an exciting and original new poet, and the Gospel of Barbecue is her aptly titled debut work. These poems are sweet and sassy, hot and biting, flavored in an exciting blend of precise language and sharp and surprising imagery that delights. They leave a taste in your mouth, these poems; they are true to themselves and to the world. They are gospel, indeed, and this young poet will be heard more and more spreading the true word. Good news!” —Lucille Clifton