Execution Poems : The Black Acadian Tragedy of George and Rue. Third Printing, Signed.

By: CLARKE, George Elliott

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CLARKE, George Elliott. Execution Poems : The Black Acadian Tragedy of "George and Rue". (Wolfville, Nova Scotia): Gaspereau Press, 2001. Third Printing. Pp. (6),7-44,(4). 8vo, black card covers, pressed lettering to front cover, blank spine, paper wraparound band to rear cover, French flaps. GeorgeElliott Clarke, OC ONS (b. February 12, 1960, Windsor, Nova Scotia) a Cana dian poet, novelist and playwright, currently serving as the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Winner of the 2001 Governor General's Award for English-language poetry. "In July 1949, George and Rufus Hamilton were hanged for the murder of a Fredericton, New Brunswick, taxi driver. These poems, written by their cousin, reimagine their story, reminding us of racism, poverty, and their brutal, tragic results." - from the rear wraparound band. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Clarke on the title page. 25.00

Title: Execution Poems : The Black Acadian Tragedy of George and Rue. Third Printing, Signed.

Author Name: CLARKE, George Elliott

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Gaspereau Press, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 2001, ISBN:1894031482:

Seller ID: 114372

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