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By Angela Jackson

2015 PEN Open booklet Award Finalist

Angela Jackson’s most up-to-date choice of poetry borrows its name from a lyric in Barbara Lewis’s 1963 hit unmarried “Hello Stranger,” recorded at Chess documents in Chicago. just like the track, Jackson’s poems are a melodic ode to the African American event, educated through either person lives and group background, from the arriving of the 1st African slave in Virginia in 1619 to post-Obama America.

It appears like a amazing lengthy Time displays the adulthood of Jackson’s poetic imaginative and prescient. the good Migration, the yank South, and Chicago all function signposts, however it is the complexity of person lives—both her personal and those that have long gone ahead of, stroll beside, and are available after—that invigorate this assortment. Upon surveying so colossal a panorama, Jackson reveals that sorrow meets pride, and pleasure lifts up anger and melancholy. And for all this time, love is the agent, the clever and simply rule and guide.

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