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Black Jelly is the first solo book of poetry by Melanie Maria Goodreaux merged with personal photos and select photography of Nikki Johnson.


Melanie Maria's work is raw, messy, musical, honest, and emotionally rich while leaving behind all sentimentality.


Nikki Johnson's photographic style presents compelling people surrounded by personal objects while mastering visions of ‘melancholy and mystery.’

Both artists bask in African-American eccentricities while mixing emblems of southern roots, religiosity, sex, death, and transformation.  


Published by Fly By Night Press,

a subsidiary of A Gathering of the Tribes

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