The Tragedy of MacNolia Cox — the First African American National Spelling Bee Finalist

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 || Originally Published: Wednesday Journal || By Michael Romain  The renowned poet and Guggenheim fellow A. Van Jordan (pictured left) was in Oak Park last week. He sat down with me for a quick interview about his award-winning book of poems M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, which re-imagines the life of MacNolia Cox, winner of the Akron District Spelling Bee. The 13-year-old made it all the … Continue reading The Tragedy of MacNolia Cox — the First African American National Spelling Bee Finalist