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"I have often said that good poetry makes you think or feel deeply; great poetry makes you do both. And great poetry is not found in lofty ideals like Truth, Nature, God, or Love. It happens where life happens, down in the midst of things, in the spaces between our hearts. Angela Jackson-Brown's House Repairs, is great poetry. In it you will find what makes poetry necessary. You will find honesty and pain, beauty and atonement in these poems, where the power of strangled and realized possibility sings..."
- Robert Gray
Author of Drew: Poems from Blue Water & Jesus Walks the Southland

"Angela Jackson-Brown offers herself... no, she announces herself to us as Spirit-Woman, and we would do well to heed the histories of hurts and healings woven beautifully and brutally through her poetry. She eviscerates in one three line poem only to coax us back and salve us with long, loving wordstrokes in the next..."
- Colleen S. Harris
Author of The Kentucky Vein, These Terrible Sacraments & God in My Throat: The Lilith Poems

"Early on in this debut collection, Angela Jackson-Brown admits she's writing from her own life, but that isn't exactly true. Instead, I would say she's redefined it - redefining what it is to be black, what it is to be a woman with her real woman's body, and most of all, what it is to survive in a world that did not always want her and in which she did not always even want her own self..." - Nickole Brown
Author of Sister and Fannie Says: A Biography-in-Poems


ISBN-13: 9780942544473

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Negative Capability Press

Publication Date: 08-03-2018

Pages: 86

Product Dimensions: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.21d

Angela Jackson-Brown is an award- winning writer, poet and playwright who teaches Creative Writing and English at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She is a graduate of the Spalding low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. She is the author of the novel Drinking From A Bitter Cup and has published in numerous literary journals. Recently Angela's play, Anna's Wings, was selected to be a part of the IndyFringe DivaFest her play Flossie Bailey Takes a Stand was part of the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. She also wrote and produced the play It Is Well and she was the co-playwright with Ashya Thomas on a play called Black Lives Matter (Too). In the spring of 2018, Angela co-wrote a musical with her colleague, Peter Davis, called Dear Bobby: The Musical, that was part of the 2018 OnxyFest in Indianapolis, IN. House Repairs will be her first published book of poetry.