Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Parson-Nesbitt was born in and still resides in Chicago. Biography: N/A
- Gwendolyn Brooks, Significant Illinois Author Award, 1989
Julie Parson-Nesbitt on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=julie+parson-nesbitt
ISBN: 093112283X OCLC: 34561973 West End Press ; Albuquerque, N.M. : ©1996. Julie Parson-Nesbitt's first volume of poetry is a Chicago book with a history behind it. In these poems she navigates the streetwise world of the personal; comes to terms with love and interracial marriage; and undertakes a political response to her Jewish heritage. Her poems breathe a spirit of independence reminiscent of Emma Lazarus, Emma Goldman, and Adrienne Rich. Long accustomed to a multicultural community, Parson-Nesbitt writes and performs in an astonishing variety of moods and idioms.