RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 21035561 LA English T1 Crime against nature A1 Pratt, Minnie Bruce., PB Firebrand Books PP Ithaca, N.Y. YR 1990 SN 0932379737 9780932379733 0932379729 9780932379726 AB "Designated as the prestigious 1989 Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets, and winner of the 1991 American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Book Award, Pratt's Crime Against Nature is a stunning achievement. This beautifully crafted sequence of poems takes its title from language in the statute under which the author could have been prosecuted as a lesbian if she had sought legal custody of her children. These are poems of despair, self-doubt, sexual bliss, sexual shame, exhilaration, rage, hope, victory. In Crime Against Nature, Pratt breathes new life into the words lesbian, poet, mother. Without contradiction or self-denial, she holds herself, her loves, and her children in a world of passion, of power being realized, of wholeness."--AUTHOR WEBSITE.