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Julie Parson-Nesbitt

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Parson-Nesbitt was born in and still resides in Chicago.

Biography: N/A

  • Gwendolyn Brooks, Significant Illinois Author Award, 1989

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

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ISBN: 093112283X OCLC: 34561973

West End Press ; Albuquerque, N.M. : ©1996.

Julie Parson-Nesbitt's first volume of poetry is a Chicago book with a history behind it. In these poems she navigates the streetwise world of the personal; comes to terms with love and interracial marriage; and undertakes a political response to her Jewish heritage. Her poems breathe a spirit of independence reminiscent of Emma Lazarus, Emma Goldman, and Adrienne Rich. Long accustomed to a multicultural community, Parson-Nesbitt writes and performs in an astonishing variety of moods and idioms.