Friday, July 25, 2014

Mona Lisa Saloy's Red Beans and Ricely Yours

Mona Lisa Saloy's Red Beans and Ricely Yours (2005) is a special work in my collection. Jerry W. Ward, Jr., introduced me to Saloy many years ago, and I was pleased to add her volume to the larger mix. Many poets with books are at Predominantly White Institutions; however, Saloy is a professor at Dillard University, an HBCU in New Orleans.

A Notebook on Book History


Mona Lisa Saloy said...

Thank you so much for the mention. FYI: my first book, Red Beans & Ricely Yours, won two national prizes an tied for a third:
T.S. Eliot Prize 2005 (Truman State University Press)
Pen/Oakland Josephine Miles Award in Poetry (2006)
Finalist for the Morgan Prize

My new book I'd Second Line Home, New Orleans Poems (TSU Press) 2014

Again, thanks so much,,,

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