Sun of the Son

Vernon L. Jackman

Starloving Books

Ithaca, NY

Sun of the Son

Vernon L. Jackman Copyright 2012

Starloving Books – Smashwords Edition

All rights reserved

Cover Art by Edwin Jackman and George Sheldon

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the editors of the following, in which several of these poems have appeared, sometimes in slightly different form: African American Review, Praxis, Watu, The Community Review, The Ujamaa Gazette, Essence (At William Paterson College), The Risley Review, and Obsidian II.

Poems in this collection were awarded the following prizes at Cornell University:

* The Corson Bishop Poetry Prize

* The Dorothy Sugarman Poetry Prize

* The American Academy of Poets Prize

Vernon L. Jackman 1963—

Sun of the Son

ISBN 978-0-9829371-2-9

For Irving DaCosta Gibbs


Upon this rock the bearded hermit built

His eden:

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