Ashley Jones Reading and Signing
Hub City Bookshop will host Ashley Jones Thursday June 1, at 7 p.m. for a reading and signing of her poetry book Magic City Gospel
Magic City Gospel is a love song to Birmingham, the Magic City of the South. In traditional forms and free verse poems, 2015 Rona Jaffe Writer s Award-winner Ashley M. Jones takes readers on a historical, geographical, cultural, and personal journey through her life and the life of her home state. This debut poetry collection is an exploration of race, identity, and history through the eyes of a black woman from Alabama. From De Soto s discovery of Alabama to George Wallace s infamous stance in the schoolhouse door, to the murders of black men like Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner in modern America, Magic City Gospel weaves its story through time, weaving Jones personal history with the troubled, triumphant, and complicated history of Birmingham, and of Alabama at large. In Magic City Gospel's pages, you ll find that gold is laced in Alabama s teeth, but you will also see the dark underbelly of a state and a city with a storied past, and a woman whose history is inextricably linked to that past.
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