I Don't Want To Be Rich, Just Able


Title Details

Pages: 176

Trim size: 5.000in x 8.000in



Pub Date: 12/31/2002

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8058-6

List Price: $20.00


NewSouth Books

Related Subjects

POETRY / General

I Don't Want To Be Rich, Just Able


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  • Description
A woman examines love, faith, family, and what it means to be African American in this intimate collection of poems written with the hard edge of experience, and yet with a child-like awe of wonder about the pain and beauty in the universe around her.

About the Author/Editor

CAROL PREJEAN ZIPPERT, a Louisiana native, is a poet, educator, community activist, and newspaper publisher in the Black Belt region of west Alabama, where she has lived with her family since 1971. Her earlier collection of poetry, I Don't Want To Be Rich, Just Able, is also published by NewSouth Books. Dr. Zippert has a special interest in rural youth and serves as an adjunct research professor and resource specialist for Tuskegee University's Community-Based Youth Partnerships. She has also helped orchestrate institutions such as the Greene County Employees Federal Credit Union, 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement, the Society of Folk Arts & Culture, and the Black Belt Community Foundation. With her husband, John, she owns and co-publishes the Greene County Democrat, the county newspaper of record in Eutaw, Alabama. The Zipperts have two daughters, one son, and a growing number of grandchildren.