Welcome to our Reader’s Companion for Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.

In her three previous, award-winning collections of blues poetry, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers has explored themes of African American history, Southern culture, and intergenerational trauma. Now, in her fourth and most accomplished collection, Jeffers turns to the task of seeking and reconciling the blues and its three movements—identification, exploration, and resolution—with wisdom. The Glory Gets is a deeply moving and deeply meditative piece of poetic work.

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Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is the author of four books of poetry: The Gospel of Barbecue, Outlandish Blues, Red Clay Suite, and, most recently, The Glory Gets. Her poems have appeared widely in anthologies and journals, including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Kenyon Review, and Iowa Review. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.



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