November 16, 2011

Book|Report podcast

Imagination and research inform 'The Book of Sarah'

If you've read a book by an Emory author, chances are good that Amy Benson Brown had a hand in it. Brown leads the Author Development Program at Emory helping professors transform research and concepts into books.

But for the last 10 years, Brown's had an ambitious project of her own: a book of poetry in the voice of 19th-century abolitionist Sarah Grimké. Using both archival material and imagination, Brown's resulting collection of poems is "The Book of Sarah" (Turning Point Books, 2011). She's made digital stories out of two, setting the poems to images.

Listen to Amy Benson Brown talk about what inspired her book of poems, and read the poems "History Is," and "Treasure":

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