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Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth Author Warsan Shire
ISBN-10 1905233299
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 34
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"Literary pointillism on a funked-out canvas."



Bone

Bone Author Yrsa Daley-Ward
ISBN-10 9780143132615
Release 2017
Pages 176
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From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of autobiographical poems about the heart, life, and the inner self. Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark. The poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward's collection bone are exactly that: reflections on a particular life honed to their essence--so clear and pared-down, they become universal. From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society's expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first generation black British woman, to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss, to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward's bone resonate to the core of what it means to be human. "You will come away bruised. You will come away bruised but this will give you poetry." Foreword by Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division



Her Blue Body

Her Blue Body Author Warsan Shire
ISBN-10 1905233485
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 34
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Through her role as London's first Young Poet Laureate, Warsan Shire turned her eye to the city, interrogating the capital and its continuing transformation, even while lending voice to its oft unheard or under-represented communities and spaces. Collecting work authored during Shire's tenure, 'Her Blue Body' stands as testament and witness, negotiating the complexities of heritage, cultural sensitivity, sensuality, trauma and womanhood, framed and ordered by a sequence of memorial poems, focused through the lens of Shire's intimate and unflinching vision.



The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde Author Audre Lorde
ISBN-10 9780393254402
Release 2000-02-17
Pages 512
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A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine



The Mouthmark Book of Poetry

The Mouthmark Book of Poetry Author Jacob Sam-La Rose
ISBN-10 1905233159
Release 2013-07
Pages 312
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'The mouthmark Book of Poetry' is an anthology of the individual-author titles published under the mouthmark poetry pamphlet series, comprising the work of Nick Makoha, Inua Ellams, Jacob Sam-La Rose, Jessica Horn, Truth Thomas, Denise Saul, Malika Booker, Janett Plummer and Warsan Shire. The series was conceived by flipped eye publishing's senior editor, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, as a means to get poets from non-mainstream backgrounds - including performance - into print. It was revolutionary for two reasons; first, it was a pamphlet series developed with a specific aim (later, tall-lighthouse would launch its pilot series, and, much later, Faber would launch its New Poets Initiative); second, it was a finite series - to end after ten pamphlets. After some success with the first two pamphlets in the series, Nick Makoha's 'The Lost Collection of an Invisible Man' (2005) and Inua Ellams' '13 Fairy Negro Tales' (2005), the Arts Council of England provided funding for the next four. It took six years for the series to be completed, but its impact far exceeded expectations. Authors such as Inua Ellams, Jacob Sam-La Rose (later editor of the last pamphlet in the series), Nick Makoha and Warsan Shire, have risen to international prominence; three of the pamphlets were cited by the Poetry Book Society pamphlet selectors for their quality; five of the poets have since been chosen for the ground-breaking national Complete Works development programme for UK poets of minority ethnic backgrounds; and Truth Thomas's from his pamphlet 'Party of Black' (2006) was chosen for Nikki Giovanni's 'The 100 Best African American Poems' (Sourcebooks, 2010). Crucially, the series retailed admirably as well, with over 10,000 copies sold at events - and through conventional retail channels. Now, with the release of 'The mouthmark Book of Poetry', readers can experience all nine individual poets published under the mouthmark poetry pamphlet series in this collectible volume that retains hallmarks of the iconic series, such as the distinctive brown paper-look cover with bold black designs.



Penguin Modern Poets 3

Penguin Modern Poets 3 Author Malika Booker
ISBN-10 9780141984025
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 128
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The latest volume in Penguin Modern Poets series - moving and unflinchingly honest poems from three different cultures about experiences of the female body, the family, sexual politics and conflict Your Family, Your Body features the work of Malika Booker, the Guyanese-British writer and performer behind London- and Chicago-based collective Malika's Kitchen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sharon Olds, one of America's most brilliant, beloved and candid voices; and Warsan Shire, the award-winning poet and first ever Young Poetry Laureate of London who also lent her words to Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade. Inspired by Penguin's enormously successful '60s series of the same name, the Penguin Modern Poets are succinct, collectible, lovingly-assembled guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry, from the UK, America and beyond. Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the seasoned poetry fan and the curious reader alike to encounter our most exciting new voices.



Home

Home Author Clementine von Radics
ISBN-10 9781941124017
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Home has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Home also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Home book for free.



Preparing My Daughter for Rain

Preparing My Daughter for Rain Author Key Ballah
ISBN-10 1500233439
Release 2014-08-24
Pages 98
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A book of lessons dedicated to our daughters and future daughters, on how to survive.



Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird Author Gina McMurchy-Barber
ISBN-10 1770705791
Release 2010-02-22
Pages 176
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Short-listed for the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the 2010 Snow Willow Award and the 2011 CLA Young Adult Book Award Born with Down syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean growing up behind locked doors and barred windows and being called names like "retard" and "moron." When Ruby Jean’s caregiver and loving grandmother dies, her mother takes her to Woodlands School in New Westminster, British Columbia, and rarely visits. As Ruby Jean herself says: "Can’t say why they called it a school – a school’s a place you go for learnin an then after you get to go home. I never learnt much bout ledders and numbers, an I sure never got to go home." It’s here in an institution that opened in 1878 and was originally called the Provincial Lunatic Asylum that Ruby Jean learns to survive isolation, boredom, and every kind of abuse. Just when she can hardly remember if she’s ever been happy, she learns a lesson about patience and perseverance from an old crow.



Questions for Ada

Questions for Ada Author Ijeoma Umebinyuo
ISBN-10 1505984343
Release 2015-08-07
Pages 216
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The artistry of QUESTIONS FOR ADA defies words, embodying the pain, the passion, and the power of love rising from the depths of our souls. Ijeoma Umebinyuo's poetry is a flower that will blossom in the spirit of every reader as she shares her heart with raw candor. From lyrical lushness to smoky sensuality to raw truths, this tome of transforming verse is the book every woman wants to write but can't until the broken mirrors of their lives have healed. In this gifted author's own words-"I am too full of life to be half-loved." A bold celebration of womanhood.



Kalakuta Republic

Kalakuta Republic Author Chris Abani
ISBN-10 9780863568787
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 116
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This powerful collection of poems details the harrowing experiences endured by Abani and other political prisoners at the hands of Nigeria’s military regime in the late 1980s. Abani vividly describes the characters that peopled this dark world, from prison inmates such as John James, tortured to death at the age of fourteen, to the general overseers. First published after his release from jail in 1991, Kalakuta Republic remains a paean to those who suffered and to the indomitable human spirit. ‘Reading Abani’s poems is like being singed by a red hot iron.’ Harold Pinter ‘Abani’s poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts to the heart of human strength, survival and tyranny.’ Pride Magazine ‘Stunning poems … Abani conveys the experience in words shaped into art and made unforgettable by their quietness.’ New Humanist 'A beautiful work of art ... elevates art and humanity above meanness and inhumanity.' World Literature Today 'A brave and challenging book ... I was moved as much by what the poems have achieved as by what they have rescued from that nightmare world. Reading, I found myself in tears.' Sunday Tribune ‘An unheralded chunk of authentic literature’ New Statesman ‘Abani’s …poems contain moments of grace, humanity and humor.’ Susannah Tarbush, Diwaniya ‘Chris has emerged with poems that are graceful pieces of art, almost ready to be hung in a gallery for others to come and enter them and rest in them and weep in them and admire them.' Kwame Dawes, professor of English literature, University of Columbia, South Carolina, USA



Her Blue Body Everything We Know

Her Blue Body Everything We Know Author Alice Walker
ISBN-10 0156028611
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 463
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An anthology of early poetry shares a keen historical perspective on the spiritual, social, and political issues of the last three decades, in works including "Once" and "Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems." Reprint. 10,000 first printing.



Jelly Roll

Jelly Roll Author Kevin Young
ISBN-10 9780375709890
Release 2005-02-01
Pages 190
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In a playful, lyrical collection of poetry inspired by the rhythms of the blues, the poet blends traditional lyric diction with African-American idiom to create such lighthearted verses as "Stride Piano," "Gutbucket," and "Can-Can." Reprint.



Shaking the Trees

Shaking the Trees Author Azra Tabassum
ISBN-10 0692232400
Release 2014-06-25
Pages 72
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From the very first page Shaking the Trees meets you at the edge of the forest, extends a limb & seduces you into taking a walk through the dark & light of connection. Suddenly, like a gunshot in the very-near distance, you find yourself traipsing though a full-blown love story that you can't find your way out of because the story is actually the landscape underneath your feet. It's okay though, you won't get lost- you won't go hungry. Azra shakes every tree along the way so their fruit blankets the ground before you. She picks up pieces & hands them to you but not before she shows you how she can love you so gently it will feel like she's unpeeling you carefully from yourself. She tells you that it isn't about the bite but the warm juice that slips from the lips down chin. She holds your hand when you're trudging through the messier parts, shoes getting stuck in the muck of it all, but you'll keep going with the pulp of the fruit still stuck in-between your teeth, the juice will dry in the crooks of your elbows & in the lines on your palms. You'll taste bittersweet for days.



Skin Sun

Skin   Sun Author Key Ballah
ISBN-10 1515130517
Release 2016-02-19
Pages 158
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Skin and Sun is a book of poems directed at healing and reclaiming the self. Through an exploration of womanhood, love, space, and the conversation between the three, Key Ballah takes you on a journey through her processes of healing trauma and returning to what she calls "the self".



The Salt Book of Younger Poets

The Salt Book of Younger Poets Author Roddy Lumsden
ISBN-10 190777310X
Release 2011
Pages 220
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Poems.



Breaking Poems

Breaking Poems Author Suheir Hammad
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132053708
Release 2008
Pages 62
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Poetry. In BREAKING POEMS Suheir Hammad departs from her previous poetry books with a bold and explosive style to do what the best poets have always done: create a new language. Using "break" as a trigger for every poem, Hammad destructs, constructs, and reconstructs the English language for us to hear the sound of a breath, a woman's body, a land, a culture, falling apart, broken, and put back together again. "Suheir Hammad's BREAKING POEMS introduces English to an Arabic vernacular that startles into being an altogether new language, bridging the archipelago of a Palestine under siege to the diaspora and beyond, breaking through convention, breaking open locks on mind and heart, breaking into a music inspired by the Coltranes, Sun Ra and free jazz, Lee Scratch Perry and Ravi Shankar, a music that is at once a joyous celebration of survival and a poignant cri de Coeur that cannot be ignored and that Mahmoud Darwish should have lived to see. This is a poetry written for people who have endured the winds of hurricanes and invasions. What wisdom, energy, joy and poignancy Hammad brings to the page—for all of this, and for teaching me a new speaking, I give her my thanks"—Carolyn Forché.