MACNOLIA: Poems (Paperback)

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MACNOLIA: Poems (Paperback)

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"Jordan is a wizard at capturing vernacular in both conventional forms and his own invention." --Black Issues Book Review


In 1936, teenager MacNolia Cox became the first African American finalist in the National Spelling Bee Competition. Supposedly prevented from winning, the precocious child who dreamed of becoming a doctor was changed irrevocably. Her story, told in a poignant nonlinear narrative, illustrates the power of a pivotal moment in a life.
A. Van Jordan is the author of five collections of poetry, including?The Cineaste, a finalist for the NAACP Image Award, and M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and a Lannan Literary Award, among other honors. He is a professor of creative writing at Stanford University and lives in Oakland, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393327649
ISBN-10: 0393327647
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 17th, 2005
Pages: 144
Language: English