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Voices : poems

Author: Lucille Clifton
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2008.
Series: American poets continuum series, v. 112.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Voices, Clifton continues her celebrated aesthetic of writing poems for the disempowered and the underprivileged while finding humor and redemption among life's many hardships. This book also highlights Clifton's ability to write inventive dramatic monologues. Voices includes monologues spoken by animals, as well as by the food product spokespeople Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and the apparently nameless guy on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucille Clifton
ISBN: 9781934414118 1934414115 9781934414125 1934414123
OCLC Number: 216937038
Description: 63 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Hearing --
"marley was dead to begin with" --
aunt jemima --
uncle ben --
cream of wheat --
horse prayer --
raccoon prayer --
dog's god --
albino --
mataoka --
witko --
what haunts him --
my grandfather's lullaby --
"you have been my tried and trusted friend" --
lu 1942 --
sorrows --
being heard --
this is what i know --
my father hasn't come back --
dad --
faith --
afterblues --
dead do dream --
"in 1844 explorers John Fremont and Kit Carson discovered Lake Tahoe" --
mirror --
6/27/06 --
in amira's room --
for maude --
highway 89 toward tahoe --
meditation on ten oxherding pictures --
1st picture: searching for the ox --
2nd picture: seeing the traces --
3rd picture: seeing the ox --
4th picture: catching the ox --
5th picture: herding the ox --
6th picture: coming home on the ox's back --
7th picture: the ox forgotten leaving the man alone --
8th picture: the ox and the man both gone out of sight --
9th picture: returning to the origin back to the source --
10th picture: entering the city with bliss-bestowing hands --
end of meditation.
Series Title: American poets continuum series, v. 112.
Responsibility: by Lucille Clifton.
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A new collection of empathetic and illuminating poems by one of America's most-beloved poets.  Read more...

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