Poetry. Brionne Janae's AFTER JUBILEE is a collection of finely-tuned narratives presenting characters in a precarious balance between love and hate. Many voices collude to answer for both the jubilation and horror that has plagued black people from the beginning, including the black man with the white father, the parents donating their infant son's organs to save other lives, and those ignored and forgotten in the massacre at Slocum, Texas in 1910.
Brionne Janae is a California native, teaching artist, and poet living in Boston where she completed an MFA at Emerson College. Brionne was a recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emering Artist award. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Rattle, jubilat, Redivider, Plume, Bayou Magazine, The Nashville Review, and Waxwing among others. AFTER JUBILEE (BOAAT Press, 2017) is her first book. And most importantly Brionne is a Cave Canem Fellow.Author City: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA USA