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Angela Jackson

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Catalog Number: 19860808, 19850607

Chicago poet Angela Jackson reads from her collections Voodoo/Love Magic and Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E in this program recorded as part of Rockhurst University's Midwest Poets Series. Jackson integrates oral blues and folk traditions with highly sophisticated poetry in writing about such characters as "The Man With the White Liver" and the mother who "behaves like a young girl with a lover when Nat King Cole comes on the box." She discusses her work, which is equal parts witty, erotic, and critical of society.

| Subject Matter: Folklore, Blues, Wit | Interview Year: 1985 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: American Book Award |

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