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And All These Roads Be Luminous

Poems Selected and New

Angela Jackson


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As Angela Jackson has developed as a poet, her poetry has engaged various artistic perspectives yet always maintains a characteristic combination of compassion, grace, and daring. Drawing from earlier works contained in chapbooks, And All These Roads Be Luminous is filled with a world of characters engaged in explorations of identity, sexuality, creativity, and spirituality--all revealed through a passionate verse brimming with surprises.

Praise For And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New

"Like the magician she is, [she] constantly surprises us with an unforeseen twist that turns cliché and commonality into manna and nectar." --Black Book Review

"[S]inuous and inexhaustible exhalations, complex riffs rich in sensuous detail and resonant with psychological insight." --Booklist

TriQuarterly, 9780810150775, 197pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 1998

About the Author

ANGELA JACKSON is Poet Laureate of Illinois and a Chicago poet, playwright, and novelist. She has received numerous honors for both fiction and poetry, including the Pushcart Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Her poetry collection, All These Roads Be Luminous, was nominated for the National Book Award, and her debut novel, Where I Must Go, won the American Book Award. In addition to Comfort Stew, Jackson has written three other plays: Witness!, Shango Diaspora: An African-American Myth of Womanhood and Love, and Lightfoot: The Crystal Stair.