Jim Simmerman and Jewell Parker Rhodes
Reading Date: Wednesday, April 26, 1995
Introduction by Alison Hawthorne Deming. Recording begins mid-sentence and cuts out briefly between 46:15 and 46:22.
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium
Jim Simmerman reads from a manuscript that would become his collection Kingdom Come (1999), a series of persona poems written in the voices of various Biblical characters. Jewell Parker Rhodes reads from her first novel, Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau (1993), inspired by the life of the famed 19th century Voodoo Queen. She reads two scenes from the novel, the first set just before Marie Laveau's tenth birthday, and the second during the performance of one of Laveau's greatest miracles.
- persona poem
- new orleans
- 19th century
- Lot's wife
- king david
- the bible
- Marie Laveau