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Continuum : new and selected poems

Author: Mari Evans
Publisher: Baltimore : Black Classic Press, 2007.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evans, Mari, 1923-
Continuum.
Baltimore : Black Classic Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608056979
Online version:
Evans, Mari, 1923-
Continuum.
Baltimore : Black Classic Press, 2007
(OCoLC)630308309
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mari Evans
ISBN: 1574780387 9781574780383
OCLC Number: 106019001
Description: 155 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Who can be born black --
I am a black woman --
New York City --
Bag ladies sleeping --
As the dusk begins its stalking --
Entitlement --
dark and splendid mass --
Passing a penitentiary, in full flight --
Fading orange sunlight on deserted ruins --
Music as heartbeat and blood --
elders --
nonagenarian --
rebel --
Speak the truth to the people --
Alabama landscape --
schoolhouse --
Those who neither win, nor place, nor show --
Celebration --
Marrow of my bone --
Alabama Greyhound station --
To Mother and Steve --
There are men like trees --
El Hajj Malik Shabazz --
Remembering Willie --
Face on the sunwarmed granite --
writers --
Untitled I --
Let me tell you how to meet the day --
I have not ceased to love you --
Ode to my sons --
I am cut off from my memory --
Huntington, West Va. (trees hold the secrets) --
Yellow chair --
Limited aggression --
If I had a gun that would shoot --
I can no longer sing --
good assassination should be quiet --
Thin-sliced --
Where have you gone...? --
I who would encomopass millions --
Uhuru Uberalles (and the sound of weeping) --
I am not lazy --
Conflict --
silver cell --
Status symbol --
great civil rights law (A.D. 1964) --
Vive Noir! --
And the hotel room held only him --
Here --
hold my hand --
Grits and rice grains --
Friday ladies of the pay envelope --
emancipation of George-Hector --
alarm clock --
7:25 trolley --
Annie Craig --
Mr. Suggs --
Her first man --
Spitpolished bronze --
Four movements --
Jake --
Janis --
people gather --
Flames --
How will you call me, brother? --
Tune for two fingers --
Nigger who now is hunting you --
Eulogy for all our murdered children --
Do we be there waiting --
time of plague is on us --
Whisper together brethren --
Black queen blues (finale) --
In the wake of my departed I was not really left behind --
Street lady --
Urban dawn --
Boss communication --
Untitled II --
Black jam for Dr. Negro --
Less than wind on wheat --
catalyst --
supplicant --
Quest --
Who will toss my child aloft? (for James Reeb) --
Freedom rider --
Homecoming --
Match my depair --
...Come honey chile --
Into blackness softly --
rock for sheltering --
Rout --
One more black belt gone --
Fling me your challenge! --
Litany (March 1965) --
insurgent --
And we shall win! (women with HIV/AIDS) --
Perfume in the mind --
When in Rome --
Escape --
On the death of Boochie by starvation --
Who is it will not bend? --
How sudden dies the blooming --
To a child that was --
Eulogy for a child whose parents prate of love --
village of the women --
It is not enough to call for change --
aunt --
Respect --
Beckley Veterans Readjustment Center --
September 11, 2001 --
Paean for a new library --
Mother's Day I --
one heart left outside (for the Romanian orphan who did not make the cut) --
Mother's Day II --
Save one bright jonquil --
If you have had your midnights --
No one knows the year --
Mr. Louis Armstrong --
Mister Louis Armstrong --
If there be sorrow --
Afterpoem by Nikkie Giovanni.
Responsibility: Mari Evans ; [foreword by Maya Angelou ; afterpoem by Nikki Giovanni].

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