Red Beans & Ricely Yours: Poems
Winner of the
2005 T. S. Eliot Prize
These narrative poems celebrate the day-to-day lives of Black New Orleans and the rare magic in the culture. Drenched in local history and color, these poems have a Black sensibility that reaches beyond boundaries, with folk sayings turned into polished verse. From Black talk to verse forms, Mona Lisa Saloy never loses sight of the African American cultural roots of her community.