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Magic city gospel : poems / Ashley M. Jones.


"A love song to Birmingham, the Magic City of the South. In traditional forms and free verse poems ... [the author] takes readers on a historical, geographical, cultural, and personal journey through her life and the life of her home state [of Alabama]"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781938235269 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1938235266 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 57 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sam Cooke sings to me when I am afraid -- (I'm blue) the Gong Gong Song, or, America the beautiful -- Eating red dirt in Greensboro, Alabama -- nem -- Addie, Carole, cynthia, Denise -- Teaching J to read -- Sammy Davis Jr. sings to Mike Brown Jr. -- Rammer jammer -- Sonnet for sopping -- Mock election -- Prayer -- In the beginning, there was a sound -- The men came for Emmett and Tami and Michael and Eric and John and Trayvon and... -- De Soto, discoverer -- De Soto leaves a negro -- God speaks to Alabama -- Salat behind Al's Mediterranean and American Food -- Birmingham Fire and Rescue -- Robert Chambliss lays the bombs -- The first time I heard about slavery -- Viewing a KKK uniform at the Civil Rights Institute -- What the glass eye saw -- slaves for sale -- Elegy -- How to make your daughters culturally aware and racially content during Chrismastime -- Poem for revolution -- What it means to say Sally Hemings -- spin.ster -- Alabama recipe box: cornbread, 1862 -- Ingredient list: black girl -- The ballad of Pearl Bailey -- Corn silk Barbie -- Gregory Hines comes in a vision -- Birmingham Fire and Rescue haiku, 1963 -- Symphony of God -- A hymn to our Jesus -- The history books have forgotten Horace King -- On Martin Luther King Day, a noose is hung on a tree -- In Blount County -- Virgin Mary, re-imagined -- Happiness -- Gospel of the grits -- Coming of age -- Sojourner Truth speaks to her daughter, 1843 -- Riddled in the heart of Dixie.
Subject: American poetry > 21st century.
POETRY / American / African American.
POETRY / Women Authors.
American poetry.
Genre: American poetry > African American authors.
American poetry > 21st century.
American poetry > Women authors.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 811.6 JON 2017 31291002955969 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 811.6 JON 2017 31291002955977 ALABAMA Available -

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