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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie Parson-Nesbitt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Parson-Nesbitt was born in and still resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information


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Titles At Your Library

Clark St. Lullabye: Poems
ISBN: 0961525002

Society for Mad Poets Press. 1985

5 1/4"x8 3/8" softcover 39 page poetry book published in 1985 by Society For Mad Poets Press

ISBN: 093112283X

West End Press. 1996

This is a Chicago book of poems with a historybehind it. The author navigates the street-wiseworld of the personal, comes to terms with loveand interracial marriage, and offers a complexpolitical response to her Jewish heritage. Herwriting breathes a spirit of independence reminiscent of Emma Lazarus, Emma Goldman, andAdrienne Rich.


Gwendolyn Brooks, Significant Illinois Author Award, 1989

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