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Standard Name: Smith, Bessie
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Cultural formation||Jackie Kay|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Una Marson|
|Literary Setting||Jackie Kay||
The lovers here include parents and children. The volume includes a sequence of poems about blues singer Bessie Smith , set in the American South. The significance of the blues modifies according to its...
|Performance of text||Jackie Kay|
|Author summary||Jackie Kay||
JK 's poetry, plays, and fiction explore issues of divided, displaced, or mixed identity. Her writings probe and challenge assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality with a mixture of pain and humour. She often draws...
|Textual Production||Elaine Feinstein|
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