The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems

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In The Fields of Praise, Marilyn Nelson claims as subjects the life of the spirit, the vicissitudes of love, and the African American experience and arranges them as white pebbles marking our common journey toward a "monstrous love / that wants to make the world right." Nelson is a poet of stunning power, able to bring alive the most rarified and subtle of experiences. A slave destined to become a minister preaches sermons of heartrending eloquence and wisdom to a mule. An old woman scrubbing over a washtub receives a ...

Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems 1997, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807121757

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The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems 1997, Lsu Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807121740

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