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Black wings & blind angels : poems

Author: Sapphire
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sapphire, 1950-
Black wings & blind angels.
New York : Knopf, 1999
(OCoLC)607337114
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sapphire
ISBN: 0679446303 9780679446309
OCLC Number: 41628261
Description: xii, 129 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Breaking karma #5 --
Breaking karma #6 --
Breaking karma #7 --
Breaking karma #8 --
Breaking karma #9 --
She asks about my mother --
Ghosts --
False memory syndrome (or, In the dream) --
An ordinary evening --
Blood on the tracks (or, I'm so lonesome I could die) --
Lighthouse (or, 6 a.m. the dream) --
Villanelle --
Sestina --
Going home --
humpty dumpty heart--
Under water --
I'll play the blues for you --
The feminist photographer (or, Camera obscura) --
The grey wolf --
Gorilla in the midst #7 --
Gorilla in the midst #8 --
Gorilla in the midst #9 --
Gorilla in the midst #10 --
Gorilla in the midst #11 --
August 9th --
My father's silence (or, Last night I hear two poets--one Korean, one African American). Benin silver father slaves --
Looking at plate no. 4: "homicide body of John Rodgers, 883 W. 134th Street, Christensen, October 21, 1915" --
A window opens --
My father meets God (or, The dream of forgiveness) --
Indians --
#1 of many: in the dream --
Some different kinda books --
Found poem --
Chava, catalogue chairs, & three colored scarves --
Waldsterben --
Black wings --
Dark sores --
Leave the lights on --
bleeding from the head --
"Who are those other two people?" she asked --
saw James Brown --
Neverland --
Fairy tale #1 (or, Little Red Riding Hood revisited) --
I keep going --
Today --
Broken.
Other Titles: Black wings and blind angels
Responsibility: by Sapphire.
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"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."--Jacket.

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