Charles Coe, All Sins Forgiven

"A book I fell in love with after the first couple of poems. Coe writes about his parents with warmth, insight and grace. Here is a collection that captures the tenderness and intimacy within the black family that sadly goes unnoticed by much of America. Coe writes with celebration as well as regret. His words construct a path from the innocence of childhood into the winter of aging. Coe is a witness to black life and black love. His book will outlive much of the poetry being written today."
E. Ethelbert Miller, author of Fathering Words: The Making of an African-American Writer and Buddah in Winter

“At once an extremely clear-sighted and unsentimental portrait of Coe’s mother and father, and a book written with great tenderness. It’s rare we can come to see our parents in themselves, and even rarer to see all their faults and yet express love and understanding, as these poems do.”
Marge Piercy, poet, novelist, memoirist

Charles Coe is the author of the poetry collection Picnic on the Moon. His poetry and prose have appeared in numerous newspapers and literary reviews and magazines, and his poems have been set to music by composers Julia Carey, Beth Denisch and Robert Moran. Charles also writes feature articles, book reviews and interviews for publications such as Harvard Magazine, Northeastern University Law Review and the Boston Phoenix. In addition to his work as a writer, Charles has an extensive background as a jazz vocalist and has performed and recorded with numerous musicians in the Boston area and throughout New England.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:00pm
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$13.95
ISBN: 9781935248385
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Published: Leapfrog Press - April 2nd, 2013