Allison Joseph speaks on Lexicon and new book at Bradley University

Allison Joseph, a poet of Caribbean descent, visited Bradley on Nov. 3 in the Wyckoff Room of the Cullom-Davis Library to present a reading of her own poems and her husbands to students. 

In her lifetime, she has written over 15 poetry pieces and books, the latest of which is titled ‘Confessions of a Barefaced Woman,’ published in 2019…

When introducing her book “Lexicon”, Joseph explained to the audience that she was a nerd – she even read the dictionary for fun. Her affinity for language was apparent in her book, which also discussed grieving. Joseph later explained that it was also an ode to being a writer and the constant longing to stop writing.