Smoked Mullet Cornbread Crawdad Memory
by Rain Gomez
Winner of the 2009 First Book Award for Poetry from Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas
Interview with the Author

"What a mouthful! Rain Gomez's book makes you swallow hard, goes down big easy. I can hear a river of blues in lines like 'head high, legs sturdy back stalwart against the rough rub of white faced stares as we roll up to Albertsons.' There's lyric, prose, confessional, even a classic seafood gumbo recipe, all laced with memories of the red people of the Southeast. Rain Gomez has proven herself the culinary master of poetry. Her book really cooks!

—LeAnne Howe, author of
Shell Shaker (American Book Award)
Evidence of Red


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