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Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa (New Issues Press Poetry) Paperback – 1 Nov 1998

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  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Partners Publishing Group (1 Nov. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932826644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932826640
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,082,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wesley brings us frontline poetic reportage in Before the Palm Could Bloom, her first collection. Many of the voices in this book speak only here. Publishers Weekly"

"Wesley brings us frontline poetic reportage in Before the Palm Could Bloom, her first collection. Many of the voices in this book speak only here."-- "Publishers Weekly" (11/2/1998 12:00:00 AM)

About the Author

Poet PATRICIA JABBEH WESLEY was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and raised there and in her father's home village of Tugbakeh, where she learned to speak Grebo in addition to English, the national language. In 1991, Wesley immigrated with her family to southern Michigan to escape the Liberian civil war. She earned a BA at the University of Liberia, an MS at Indiana University, and a PhD at Western Michigan University.

The author of several collections of poetry, including Where the Road Turns (2010), The River Is Rising (2007), Crab Orchard Series in Poetry-winner Becoming Ebony (2003), and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa (1998), her poems have also been featured in former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's syndicated newspaper column, "American Life in Poetry."

Additional honors include the Victor E. Ward Foundation Crystal Award for Contributions to Liberian Literature, an Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant from the Kalamazoo Foundation, an Art Fund Individual Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, and a World Bank Fellowship.

She lives with her family in west-central Pennsylvania and has taught at Pennsylvania State University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


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