By Joshua Clegg Caffery
Many habitual motifs present in south Louisiana’s tradition spring from the state’s wealthy folklore. prompted by means of settlers of ecu and African historical past, celebrated customs just like the Courir de Mardi Gras and fabled creatures just like the Loup-Garou are outgrowths of the region’s designated oral traditions. Joshua Clegg Caffery’s In the Creole Twilight attracts from this bright and numerous legacy to create an obtainable reimagining of conventional storytelling and song.
A student and Grammy-nominated musician, Caffery borrows from the syllabic constructions, rhyme schemes, narratives, and settings that represent Louisiana songs and stories to create new verse that's either well-researched and refreshingly artistic. Paired with unique pen-and-ink illustrations in addition to notes that make clear the origins of characters and subject matters, Caffery’s compositions supply a hyperlink to the previous worlds of southern Louisiana whereas developing a wholly new one.
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In the Creole Twilight: Poems and Songs from Louisiana Folklore by Joshua Clegg Caffery