Living as a Lesbian: Poetry

Living as a Lesbian Poetry Poetry African American Studies LGBT Studies LIVING AS A LESBIAN is Cheryl Clarke s paean to lesbian life Filled with sounds from her childhood in Washington DC the riffs of jazz musicians and blue

  • Title: Living as a Lesbian: Poetry
  • Author: Cheryl Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780932379122
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry African American Studies LGBT Studies LIVING AS A LESBIAN is Cheryl Clarke s paean to lesbian life Filled with sounds from her childhood in Washington, DC, the riffs of jazz musicians, and bluesy incantations, LIVING AS A LESBIAN sings like a marimba, whispering i am, i am in love with you LIVING AS A LESBIAN chronicles Clarke s years of literary and politicaPoetry African American Studies LGBT Studies LIVING AS A LESBIAN is Cheryl Clarke s paean to lesbian life Filled with sounds from her childhood in Washington, DC, the riffs of jazz musicians, and bluesy incantations, LIVING AS A LESBIAN sings like a marimba, whispering i am, i am in love with you LIVING AS A LESBIAN chronicles Clarke s years of literary and political activism with anger, passion, and determination Clarke mourns the death of Kimako Baraka, sister of famous artist brother celebrates the life of Indira Gandhi and chronicles all kinds of disasters natural and human made.The world is large in LIVING AS A LESBIAN but also personal and intimate These poems are closely observed and finely wrought with Clarke s characteristic charm and wit shining throughout In 1986, LIVING AS A LESBIAN captured the vitality and volatility of the lesbian world today, in a world both changed and unchanged, Clarke s poems continue to illuminate our lives and make new meanings for LIVING AS A LESBIAN.

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    1. What can I possibly say? Cheryl Clarke is a fierce stone butch woman who writes like her life depended on it. And it does. Reading this for the first time was like a cold shock of mountain air; your eyes smart, your skin is pulled taut across face, your ears are howling.In the life? Cheryl Clarke's been living, out there, working at Rutgers for nearly thirty(?) years and writing some of the best poetry in the US.I'd recommend this book to everyone who loves poetry, and for all the young women in [...]

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