Broadside Lotus Press, 9780940713239, 128pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2016
Ascension is a collection of poems rooted in the Africana folkways, lore, and history of Louisiana. Palpable images pull the reader into the turbulent waters and horrors of the Atlantic slave trade, into homes battered by relentless rain and a flooding river, and finally to moments of contemplation and reverence for the land. With a measured, lean, and luminous style, the poet shares her intimate experience of place-home, familiar rituals, sites of historic resonance, and consciousness of the power and beauty of the natural world.
About the Author
Malaika Favorite is a writer and visual artist who lives in Augusta, GA. She is the author of Illuminated Manuscript and Dreaming at the Manor. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Pen International, Hurricane Blues, Drumvoices Review, Xavier Review, The Maple Leaf Rag, Visions International, Louisiana Literature, Louisiana English Journal, and Southern Quarterly. She is the winner of the 2005 Louisiana Literature Prize for Poetry.