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Author: Patricia Smith
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Poems that amplify the voices and souls of black men at various stages of their lives, men who always feel as if they are "C2D," close to death.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Patricia, 1955-
Close to death.
Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1993
(OCoLC)607894817
Online version:
Smith, Patricia, 1955-
Close to death.
Cambridge, Mass. : Zoland Books, 1993
(OCoLC)622312851
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Smith
ISBN: 0944072356 9780944072356
OCLC Number: 28257280
Description: vii, 119 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: My Life as a Baseball Game --
Edward or Edwin --
Terrell's Take on Things --
Willie Franklin's Take on Things --
The Room with the Star --
Watching Buddy Guy Watch the White Boys --
That Nigga's Crazy --
Ol' Man Johnson in the Dr. Watt Choir --
Waiting for Louis to Spill the Beans --
Brother Ray --
Us, and the World Outside --
Reconstruction --
On the Stoop --
Smokey Lied I --
Heat and Sweetness --
Going Back Down South --
Supernova Legendary --
A Letter from Walpole Prison, 3/16/93 --
Fifty Singles --
Runnin' with Chuck --
Smokey Lied II --
Cooley & Scoot --
Nothing Pulling Him Down --
They Say That Black People ... --
What I Would Have Told Oprah, Had She Asked --
Smokey Lied III --
Nothing Worth Saving --
Undertaker --
A Poem for the Man Who Shot My Father --
The Undertaker's Son --
Always in the Head --
The Two Boys Who Knew Jules --
On the Madison St. Bus, Chicago --
The Dark Magicians --
For Marvin, Who Died Tomorrow --
The Train Ride --
Newborn --
In His Room. With Him Gone --
CRIPtic Comment --
Sweet Daddy --
The Touching of Him --
The Man on the Darkie Toothpaste Box --
Discovering Country --
Spinning Till You Get Dizzy --
Bathing in Blues --
Succumbing to Temptations --
The Music Swells. Fade to Black --
A Found Poem --
A Motherfucker Too --
Daddy Braids my Hair --
Squashed Moon.
Responsibility: Patricia Smith.
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Poems that amplify the voices and souls of black men at various stages of their lives, men who always feel as if they are "C2D," close to death.

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