Lilies in the Valley

Lilies in the Valley Poetry African American Studies Edited By Adrienne Christian Lilies In The Valley Is Alive With Unforgettable People Ms Johnnie Who Offers Protection To The Woman Whose Husband Pushed Her Down The Stairs If You Want I Got Something That Ll Bark Over Here And Bite Over Yonder And The Answer The Lord Ll Judge Between Me And He But Our Narrator Doesn T Leave It There He Goes To A Harder Place That Black Print Showing Through His Wild Irish White Out From Memory This Is Robert Hayden S American Journal Brought Forward From The Distance Into A World That Is Authentic, Intimate, Loving It Is Intertwined With Holy Figures Made Real, A World Close Up And Dangerous And Cedric Tillman Never Backs Off Myra Sklarew, Professor Emerita, American University Lithuania New Selected Poems, Harmless Cedric Tillman S Poems Are Straightforward And Full Of Rich Details These Poems Unfold With Rhythm And Resonate With Remembering They Have Much Emotional Appeal, Depicting Pop Culture, Family Life, Blues, Violence, Love, Religion And History LILIES IN THE VALLEY Is A Serious And Daring Book Lenard D Moore, Asst Professor Of English, Mount Olive College Forever Home Cedric Tillman S LILIES IN THE VALLEY Is Poetic Scripture Rooted In Culture, Family, Love, And The Word, Tillman Proves That Sacredness Can Drive Verse And Keep It Fresh Like Newly Baked Biscuits This Is Modern Poetry But Grounded In The Past It Is Hip Hop And Sunday Morning, Church Dinner Chatter, Love And Happiness, Carolina Shouts And Sermons, A New Voice Ready To Testify And Do So In A Way That No One Has Yet Done Before Brian Gil, Poet Associate Professor Of Law, Michigan State University Elvis Presley Is Alive And Living In Harlem, We Didn T Know Any Gangsters In Cedric Tillman S Poetry We Find The Struggle, Humor, And Beauty Of Life Held In Delicate Balance Exquisitely Rendered In Lines That At Times Take Your Breath Away And At Other Times Make You Laugh Or Ache, Tillman S Voice Sings A Song Of Himself And Of Many You Ll Want To Hear How Varied His Song Can Be, Conveying The Despair Of Working In Retail, The Depths Of Black Christianity, The Joys And Constraints Of Marriage, The Pain And Comfort Of Knowing Your People A Fine Collection Of Poetry Complex, Nuanced, And Real Malin Pereira, Professor Of English, UNCCharlotte Into A Light Both Brilliant And Unseen Conversations With Contemporary Black Poets CedricTillman or ctwriter and at the bookstores and websites below Cedric Tillman holds a BA in English from UNC Charlotte and graduated from American University s Creative Writing MFA program He is a Cave Canem Fellow, two time Pushcart Award nominee, and a former Nation Magazine now Boston Review Discovery contest semifinalist Cedric s poems appear in several publications including Pleaides, Rove, The Manhattanville Review, Apogee Magazine of High Point University, Iodine Poetry Journal, Kakalak, and Home Is Where an anthology of African American Poets from the Carolinas In 2016, he was named a semifinalist in the Saturnalia Books Cleveland State University Open Book Poetry competitions he was also named a finalist for the University of Akron Poetry Prize In 2017, he was named a semifinalist for the University of Akron, Philip Levine, and Pleiades Press Editor Poetry prizes, and a finalist for the Press 53 Poetry Prize In 2018, he was named a finalist for the Pleiades Press Lena Miles Wever Todd Prize His debut collection, entitled Lilies in the Valley, was a semifinalist selection for the 2011 42 Miles Press Poetry Award, and was published by Willow Books in 2013 In 2017, his poem the flag received Special Mention recognition for the Pushcart Prize Cedric hails from Lilesville and Charlotte, NC He currently lives in northern Virginia.LILIES can be also be purchased at

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  • Paperback
  • 106 pages
  • Lilies in the Valley
  • Cedric Tillman
  • English
  • 13 December 2017
  • 9780989735711

9 thoughts on “Lilies in the Valley

  1. says:

    Stunning in the way mundane things, like shopping malls, become alien worlds revelatory in its intimacy.

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