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a meat and three for the jubilee

with thanks to JBT

Photo courtesy of DC Central Kitchen via Wikimedia Commons


Photo courtesy of Jeffreyw via Wikimedia Commons

hoppinjohn: a blues

after Tyehimba Jess

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freefriedfowl at the coon chicken inn



This series was published with support from The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Ashley M. Jones

Ashley M. Jones is the Poet Laureate of Alabama and the author of three award-winning poetry collections, most recently REPARATIONS NOW! (Hub City Press, 2021). Among her honors are those by the PEN/Voelker Prize for Poetry, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the National Poetry Series, the New York Times, BBC, and the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Jones is the founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival and co-director of PEN Birmingham. She teaches creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and for Converse University’s Low Residency MFA Program.