Call for Essay Proposals on the Writings of Jesmyn Ward
Special Issue of the Xavier Revew
In August 2017, Ron Charles, editor of Book World wrote in the The Washington Post:
Six years ago, a young, relatively unknown writer from Mississippi published Salvage the Bones. In lush prose that felt determined to sprout off the page, the novel described a poor African American family struck by Hurricane Katrina. From its modest beginnings, Salvage the Bones went on to win the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction and to establish its author, Jesmyn Ward, as one of the most powerfully poetic writers in the country.