• Art Talk with NEA Literature Fellow Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

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    Art Talk with NEA Literature Fellow Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
    Date
    Wed, 04/07/2021 - 12:00
    Carolyn Coons
    Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:37
    Author
    By Carolyn Coons
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    Photo by Sydney A. Foster
    Poet and NEA Literature Fellow Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is tired.
    Her most recent book took more than 15 years to complete. The Age of Phillis , a work of poetry and biography, chronicles in verse the life of Phillis Wheatley Peters, an enslaved woman who became America's first Black poet to publish a book. The book required an immense amount of scholarly research and...
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