Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke

Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke

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2008
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1554580609
ISBN13
9781554580606
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Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet--these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke's best work from his early poetry to his most recent, Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott C ...more

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A seventh-generation Nova Scotian, George Elliott Clarke was born in 1960 in Windsor Plans, Nova Scotia. He is known as a poet, as well as for his two-volume anthology of Black Writing from Nova Scotia, Fire in the Water. Volume One contains spirituals, poety sermons, and accounts from 1789 to the mid-twentieth century; Volume Two collects the work of the Black Cultural Renaissance in Nova Scotia, which, in Clarke's words, "speaks to people everywhere about overcoming hardships and liberating t...more