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The Tar Baby on the Soapbox, by Carole Boston Weatherford
What a gift, a lift to American Poetry The Tar Baby on the Soapbox is; it is filled with the wisdom of sermons, the inescapable pains of history, richness of specificity and summoning of redemptive moments. Carole Boston Weatherford shapes language, threads imagery and symbol, and extends metaphor. The jazz in this book demonstrates that Weatherford understands phrasing. The Tar Baby on the Soapbox reveals Weatherford’s commitment to African American Culture and furthers the literary tradition. The ancestors must be proud. –Lenard D. Moore