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Black wings & blind angels : poems

by Sapphire, 1950-

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 811.54 Sapp
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  811.54 Sapp
 
 
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 811.54 SAP
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  811.54 SAP
 
 
Summary
With fierce candor and an unflinching eye, the highly praised author of Push journeys through the harsh realities of African American existence to find the "door to the possibility of now." The heroes that emerge from these forty-seven vigorous poems confront the agony of betrayal as they strive in their quest for self-transformation and redemption.

From the city streets to the rich landscape of dreams, each of these poems holds out the "black wings of expectation" offering the chance to emerge from the pain of the past and arrive at "the day you have been waiting for/when you would finally begin to live." At turns alarming and inspiring, the raw lyrics and piercing wisdom of Black Wings & Blind Angels remind us of Sapphire's place as a unique and fearless voice.
Additional Information
Subjects African American lesbians -- Poetry.
African American women -- Poetry.
African Americans -- Poetry.
Race relations -- Poetry.
Publisher New York :Vintage Contemporaries,1999
Other Titles Black wings and blind angels
Language English
Description xii, 129 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0679767312 :
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