Mona Lisa Saloy



Mona Lisa Saloy, PhD, folklorist, educator, scholar, and award-winning author of contemporary Black Creole culture is currently Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor of English at Dillard University. Dr. Saloy’s first book, Red Beans & Ricely Yours, Poems won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Her book, Second Line Home, is a collection of New Orleans poems post-Katrina flooding. Saloy is featured in Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide, edited by Brosman and Pass.



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