Lucy Negro, Redux by Caroline Randall Williams

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Part Savvy Lit Crit, part Blues chart, part hip revenge-femme-lyric, part imagined Interracial Romance Saga disguised as poems, In Lucy Negro, Redux Caroline Randall Williams plays the literary Race Card and cuts the whole deck, moving backwards in time in and forward in mind, archeologically offering a precise and seductive command performance of the hidden temperament of a specific and beautiful "Dark Lady"--both used and loved. Williams unearths Lucy by working her own mojo of intelligent vengeance and a dual aesthetic of inquiry and minimal, tour de force exegesis. Travel with Williams through the sublime racial moments of famous sonnets to a cultural critique of the work of Mr. Whiteness Him Bad Bard Self, William Shakespeare. Lucy as radical muse. Lucy as newly-freed verse news. Move over Othello, no more easy getting' ovah, Lucy Negro aka Black Luce has, double-brilliantly and double inventively, fully arrived on fire!

Thomas Sayers Ellis, Co-Founder--Dark Room Collective, Author, Skin, Inc.

About Caroline Randall Williams

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Caroline Randall Williams is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Mississippi. A 2010 Harvard graduate, she spent two years teaching public school in the Mississippi Delta as a corps member with Teach for America, during which time she coauthored young adult novel The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess with her mother, Alice Randall. The mother daughter duo has a second book, Soul Food Love, a collection of memories and healthy soul food recipes. Lucy Negro, Redux is her first collection of poetry.
Published June 1, 2015 by Ampersand Books. 88 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction