William & Mary

Dolores is Blue / Dolorez is Blues

Dolores is Blue / Dolorez is BluesFrom the publisher:

Hermine Pinson, poet/fiction writer and Associate Professor of English at the College of William and Mary, has published two poetry collections: Ashe (1992) and Mama Yetta and Other Poems (1999). She has a cd Changing the Changes in Poetry & Song in collaboration with Yusef Komunyakaa and Estella Majozo. Her latest collection is Dolores is Blue / Dolorez is Blues (Sheep Meadow, 2007).

"Her poetry is visceral: "the blood of poetry" and praise runs through Dolores is Blue/Dolorez is Blues. Like jazz, sorrow transforms itself into joy. She is bookwise, streetwise, cool metaphysical. Her poetry has a backbeat, something of the melody and phrasing of field hollers and church music: a deep, moral undersong. She sings unto others as she would have them sing unto her."

—Stanley Moss