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ISBN 978-1-880684-79-5
Publication Date
November 2001
Page Count
64 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5


Danielle Legros Georges

Maroon is the debut collection of Haitian-American poet Danielle Legros Georges, who writes of the pain of exile, the beauty of nature, and the delights of love in highly rhythmic, highly original language. The range of her voice is remarkable— from the comic to the tragic to the lyric. Her poetry is electric with an overpowering zest for life and vitality of language, as she examines the traumatic experiences that brought her parents to America and searches for a more complete understanding of self. 

About the Author

Danielle Legros Georges was born in Haiti and raised in the U.S. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including The American Poetry Review, and her work is widely anthologized. Her many awards for writing include a LEF Foundation Fellowship and a MacDowell Fellowship. Maroon was her first book-length publication. She is currently the Poet Laureate of the city of Boston and a professor at Lesley University. 

"...a work of art that resembles a three dimensional sculpture readers can feel, see, taste, and touch." 

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