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Blue Front

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ISBN-10: 155597449X

ISBN-13: 9781555974497

Edition: 2006

Authors: Martha Collins

List price: $16.00
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A stunning account of racism, mob violence, and cultural responsibility as rendered by the poet Martha Collins "" "the victim hanged, though not on a tree, this was not the country, they used a steel arch with electric lights, and later a lamppost, this was a modern event, the trees were not involved." -- from " Blue Front" Martha Collins' s father, as a five-year-old, sold fruit outside the Blue Front Restaurant in Cairo, Illinois, in 1909. What he witnessed there, with 10,000 participants, is shocking. In "Blue Front," Collins describes the brutal lynching of a black man and, as an afterthought, a white man, both of them left to the mercilessness of the spectators. The poems patch…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 5/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English