Living as A Lesbian

Living as A Lesbian

Paperback - 2014
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"Cheryl Clarke's Living as a Lesbian is a groundbreaking 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." Evoking her 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." -- Publisher's description.
Published: New York, NY :, A Midsummer Nights Press;, Berkeley, CA :, Sinister Wisdom, Inc.,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781938334061
193833406X
Branch Call Number: 811.54 CLA
Characteristics: 152 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.

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