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Identity Lessons Contemporary Writing about Learning to Be American

ISBN-10: 0140271678

ISBN-13: 9780140271676

Edition: 1999

Authors: Maria M. Gillan, Jennifer Gillan, Maria Mazziotti Gillan

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
Names
Pokeberries
Beets
Magnalia Christi Americana
daughters
fury
Dear Mama
Linked
I Go Back to May 1937
The Portrait
Cracked Portraits
Those Were the Days
The Substitute
The Liar
Daddy, We Called You
Sangre 24: A Legacy
Working Class
from attic
Always Running
Company Outing
Tending
I cannot write a poem to bless all the givers of pain
Family
Why the Violin Is Better
My Aunts
My Son Is Worried About Me
The Word You Did Not Speak
Words for My Daughter from the Asylum
My Mad Son Helps Me Into Heaven
The Children
Mother's Voice
Singing Lessons
photo poem
Saying Farewell to My Father
The Birthday - August 25, 1980
Late
Hotel Nights with My Mother
Legacy
Apples
Day Worker
Breakfast
Shelling Shrimp
The Last Lesson
Poem for My Father
Sports Heroes, Cops, and Lace
The Riddle of Noah
Baptisms
Freedom Candy
The Boots of Alfred Bettingdorf
Say What?
Sangre 14: Sterling, Colorado
The Loss of a Culture
Coffee
Horns on Your Head
The Middle Classes
Right Off the Bat
French Girls Are Fast
My Rough Skinned Grandmother
Kemo Sabe
Dictionary of Terminology
A New Story
The Poets
Seven Horses
The Last Wild Horses in Kentucky
Learning Silence
Home Training
Half-Breed's Song
Mestizo
Tangerine
Between Holi and Halloween
Strange Country
Roomers, rumors
Language Difficulties
The Welcome Table
High School: San Martin
On the Subway
In the Elementary School Choir
Sixth Grade
The Jacket
Ladies' Choice
As Children Together
The Silence That Widened
Caroline
Poem for Anthony, Otherwise Known as Head
from Personal and Impersonal Landscapes
The Dance at St. Gabriel's
Yellow Roses
High School Reunion
The Story of My Life
Wearing of the Green
The Boy Without a Flag
Early Snow
Butch Traynor
The Weird Kid
Sterling Williams' Nosebleed
Losing Faith
Altar Boy
School of Night
No Consolation
The Way of the Cross
Teaching English from an Old Composition Book
Among Children
Our Room
Chinese in Academia
For Sal Sanjamino: On His Retirement
Poem on the First Day of School
Big World, Little Man
A Long Way
The First Day
Pennies
Going to School
Shame
Disc 'n Dat
The Captain of the Safeties
Senior Will
My Father's Love Letters
Mortal Sins
Training Bra
The One Girl at the Boys' Party
The Boy
Practicing
from Drops of This Story
Playing with Dolls
Rice and Beans
Defining Us
Imagining Drag
Choice in Colored Rain
Graffiti
The Girls
Aunt Dorothy
Aunt Rose
The Accordion
Uncle Earl and Guns
Legacy
The Politics of Buddy
"You know what I'm saying?"
The Robe
Acupuncture and Cleansing at Forty-eight
Garden State
Thelonious
Robin's Nest
Real Life
Jetties Were the Bridges I Crossed
Rock'n'Roll
Sally
Painting the Christmas Trees
City Lights
There I Was One Day
An American in Trapani
Made You Mine, America
Ode to Elizabeth
from Krik? Krak!
from This Past Decade and the Next
Second-Grade Angel
Miz Rosa Rides the Bus
The Summer of Black Widows
Tourists
Like Mexicans
American Milk
Contributors
Index