The Brooklyn Song

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Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones is an award-winning African-American poet, playwright, arts writer, teacher, performer, and the author of the poetry collections Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha Press, 2006) and The Weather That Kills from Coffee House (1995) and the chapbooks Respuestas (Belladonna Books, 2007) and Mythologizing Always (Telephone Books.) Works in theater and performance include commissions from Mabou Mines for musical theater works, the first, Mother, was produced at LaMama ETC in 1994; and the second, The Brooklyn Song for Song for New York: What Women Do When Men Sit Knitting, premiered in August 2007.

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