Black wings & blind angels : poems
|Format:||Print Book 1999|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
A book of electrifying poems by the acclaimed author ofPush("Brutal . . . redemptive"--Newsweek) andAmerican Dreams("Her insights are precise, terrifying, and ultimately hopeful. She sings in many voices, and every one of them cries out for justice" --Dorothy Allison). Alive with the emotional honesty and intellectual force for which Sapphire has been admired as both a writer and a performance artist, these forty-seven poems take us into America's past and present, bearing testimony to the black experience in a country fragmented by war, racism, and urban and domestic violence. They tell the story of a search for the complicated spiritual path back to one's roots, a story of family, race, and self-transformation. A provocative book that astonishes by the power of its language.
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|Publisher|| New York :Knopf :1999
Distributed by Random House,
xii, 129 pages ; 22 cm