Teeth

ISBN-10: 1931896364
ISBN-13: 9781931896368
Edition: 2007
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Description: Stunning, highly original poems that celebrate the richness of the author's multicultural tradition, Teeth explores loves, wars, wild hope, defiance, and the spirit of creativity in a daring use of language and syntax. Behind this language one  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 130
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Stunning, highly original poems that celebrate the richness of the author's multicultural tradition, Teeth explores loves, wars, wild hope, defiance, and the spirit of creativity in a daring use of language and syntax. Behind this language one senses a powerful, inventive woman who is not afraid to tackle any subject, including rape, genocide, and love, always sustained by an optimistic voice, assuring us that in the end justice will triumph and love will persevere. LOVE, you be the reason why we swagger & jive, lift the guitar, & pick up the axe. when it is i tilt my hat to the side, wearing colors & perfumes, it's cause, love, you did it to me. oh, you do sure turn my tongue to fiddle, & make the salt taste sweet. man, i don't need a rooster, or peacock even, to help me spend my time, nope, just you, love, right & solid as a line. Aracelis Girmay , raised in southern California, is the inheritor of Eritrean, Puerto Rican, and African American traditions. A writer of poetry, essays, and fiction, her poems have appeared in numerous journals and magazines. She leads community workshops in New York and California.

Martin Espada is the winner of an American Book Award & a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Foreword
Arroz Poetica
Jacaranda
After Lightning, I Dream of Abrigette
Santa Ana of Grocery Carts
Ode to the Brain
Ode to the Watermelon
Sudan
Palimpsest
Adisogdo's Song
Ride
Then Sing
Here
To the (Heart) Horse
Astigmatism
Conjugation
The Piano
Teeth
Consider the Hands that Write this Letter
13
Snail, or, To a House
Hyena, Hyena
Cyclops Mary (I)
Cyclops Mary on the Avenue, A Monologue (II)
The Incredible Story of Mother Mom & the Daughter Who Was Taken by Crows (As Told by the Oldest Girl)
Zouk
Ish
Aunt Margaret, Tree of Blackbirds, Tree of Oranges
Chernobyl
In the Cane Fields
Limay, Nicaragua
What Brang Me Here
But When They Go to Light the Fire on Me
Lazaro, for Don Tranquilino
Lazrus & Girlie Speak of Rising a Hundred Days After Lazrus' Death
Ghazal
Tucutu Tan
Invocation
Antinion
Scent: Love Poem for the Pilon
The Dog
Ode to the Letter B
For Estefani Lora, Third Grade, Who Made Me a Card
Monologue of the Heart Pumping
Blood
Fiel
Love
The Photograph of Esther Ruth & {Cisco}
What Faith to Be this Kind of Fish
For the Psychic at Broadway & 207th
To the Child I Met Without Knowing the Story
The Rain at Dzorwulu
Litany
Epistolary Dream Poem after Finding a Schoolbook Map

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