These Are Not Sweet Girls Poetry by Latin American Women

ISBN-10: 1877727385

ISBN-13: 9781877727382

Edition: 2000

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Description: This reprint of a White Pine Press classic brings together an astonishing range of work from the turn of the century to the present. Despite cultural maxims encouraging them to be silent, women continue to speak, often through the language of poetry, where there is an abundance of intuition and the possibility of reclaiming power through language. In the work included here, we see how the common threads of courage and inventiveness can be woven into a bright tapestry of women's voices that presents a true picture of a culture that must create its own history. Over fifty poets, including those well-known, such as Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni, and Cristina Peri Rossi, and those just emerging are included. Marjorie Agosin, editor of the Secret Weavers series, is well-known as a poet, writer, and human rights activist. She is a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: White Pine Press
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Marjorie Agosin was born in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1955. She has written many books of poetry and fiction. Her childhood and early adolescence were spent with her Jewish family in Chile, where her family also participated in the dominant Catholic culture. The young Agosin became keenly aware of her dual identity in her country, both as a participant and as an outsider. The overthrow of Salvador Allende forced her family to immigrate to Athens, Georgia, where she was then ostracized as an emigrant. She is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. The poet's current residence is in New England.

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Introduction
XV
XVII
XXVI
XXVII
XIX
XXXI
XXXII
Last Days of Home
Embrace
The Calm
Time
Sea Surrounded
Futile Flight, Futile Fugue
Snow
The Cloud
XXX
from Evohe
In Fields of Sleepdreaming
To Death, From the Genie of My Poetry
Public Prayer
The Swan
The Break
Wild for Love
Life
The Sweet Reliquaries
The Ineffable
Marble Beads
Shadow Beds
What Was Life
If I Died Tonight
There is no hope
No
A Visitor
Maybe Then
Each Afternoon
Lifelong farewell
How to shrug off
How disgusting
How Awful
Like a Floating Jasmine
Like a dog howling endlessly
Like a man who kicks off his shoes
Poem for Mankind and Its Hope
Like the Magic Glow of a Paradise
Now that I have Grown Up, Mother
Another Poem to My Mother
The Poem
A Worker Dies
Transmutation
Poem of My Sleeping Sorrow
Poem Arrested at Daybreak
I Have Lost a Verse
The Sea and You
In My Labyrinth (The Minotaur's Game)
For Albert, the Terrible
You All Know the Story of the Two Lovers
Merci Bien, Monsieur
Snapshots of the Chameleon Woman
The Eskimo's Woman
A Small Miracle
These are the Sweet Girls
Kettle Rooted to the Void
Smash Your Fist
Warmness
Speaking of Gabriel
Parable of the Unfaithful Wife
Silence Around an Ancient Stone
The Return
Meditation on the Threshold
Poetry is not You
Origin
Destiny
The Farewell
When We Meet Again
S.L.A.M.
The Sunny Afternoon Dream
They All Think
The Grocer's Dream
At Breakfast
A Good Marriage
During Recess
Foretold Futures
While My Father
I Went to See the Doltons
In My Days
Murmur
Time
Heart's Desire
Serenade
Successive Deaths
Easter
Femmemasochism
Delivery
The Order and the Days
Love is Round
Femmepoem of Overpopulation
Erotic Suite
The Manifest
Thoughts on Innocence
Greek History
Troubadour Love
Reencounter with the Goddess
If I Do Not Believe
Your Anger
The Scream is a Kind of Coffin
Events Like Palaces
Things of the Blind
Sister
Humble Litany
Second Elegy (Fragment)
Black Autumn
Rocking
Close to Me
Dawn
Morning
Dusk
Night
My Mother
Caribbean Sea
The Empty Walnut
The Little Box from Olinala
To Eros
Words to My Mother
The Siren
Camp Fire
Encounter
The World is Bitter
Wound
First Portrait of My Son
Nocturne
Your Hand in Mine
Woman
Mother
To a Boy
Havana Harbor
I Never Saw Great Lakes
Tree of Earthly Delights
A Tame and Ferocious Animal
Requiem for the Left Hand
Poem Fifty
Angela Dominguez, Ever Present
Carpet
Will-o'-Wisp
Heart of Time
Oracle
The Secret
Speak to Me
Only You
Grain of Sand
If Time Waits
Hidden Pleasure
Oblivion
Dream
Mariana II
Like Raquel
Rosa/Fili
The Signs on the Table
Part One: The Orders Begin
September 11, 1973
No
To the Child that Never Was
From Now Until Chile
The Blood of Others
Birth
Nicaragua Water Fire
Brief Lessons in Eroticism I
Poems from the Erotic Left
Affairs of Memory
Exile
State of Seige
Domestic Battles
"From Your Depths and Kneeling..."
Glance
Greek Metamorphosis
And Here are the Poets in Their Sad Portraits
Women Don't Die on the Front Lines
Poet's Biography
For the Moment
Creed
Survival I
Survival II
Perspectives
Wo / men
Fazal
Haiti
When She Showed Me Her Photograph...
Memorial
The Most Unbelievable Part
Disappeared Woman V
Seven Stones
Language
Accounting
Ars Poetica
Erosion
Nocturnal Visits
Silence
The Grandmother
Have Pity
Letter to an Exile
Stretched Out in Solitude
Storing Memories
Another Day
Tenderness
Daily Task
Between the Lines
The Moon's Cadaver
Tea at the Magdalene
Magical Devices
Who Will Throw the First Stone?
In the Darkness of the Other
Untitled poems
Final Manuscript
These Green Paths...
The Rise of the Afternoon is a Wide Glory
This sense of space...
The Crazed Woman
The Woman I Know
Four times during the night
I remember the long corridors...
Bird dressed as solitude and tears
From Their Eyes Adorned With Vitreous Sands
Sediment of Lukewarm and Radiant Rain
Sri Nityanada Mandir (The Temple of Nityananda)
Banyan
Kali
Visions
Uma Worshiping Shiva
Dayeinu (Enough already)
Testimonies
from Palabrarmas
from Tree of Diana
Recognition
Shadow of Days to Come
Foundation Stone
Fragments to Overcome Silence
Suspicion
Poem for My Father
Speaking Your Name
Untitled Poems
Wanted
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
Without Histories
Song
At This Juncture
Movement
Irreverent Epistle to Jesus Christ
Monday
Panorama
Panorama II
Protest
Nocturnal
Martyrdom
Gestures from My Window
Intact Pitcher
Pointless Journey
Nocturne of Hope
Night, I Know All About You
Poppies
So You Would Listen to Me
Burdens
When I Passed in the Afternoon
from In the Life and Death of Rosamel Del Valle
from Creation
Thirst for the Sea
Attitude
Watch of Time
Opprobium
Message
You Have Lost, They Tell Me, Your Reason
Ballerina
I Curse in the Highest Sky
Attention Young Bachelors
Why Is It This Way, Almighty God?
To Be Seventeen Again
Song for a Seed
I Thank Life for So Many Gifts
At the Center of Injustice
Because the Poor Have Nothing
CXLII
CXXXIX
CXXX
CXXXIV
Afterword - Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman
The Translators
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