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Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums : Love Poems

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Here is a collection of new love poems from Sonia Sanchez. In haiku, tanka, and sensual blues, Sanchez writes of the many forms love takes: burning, dreamy, disappointed, and vulnerable. In three sections - Naked in the Streets, Shake Loose My Skin, and In This Wet Season - she takes us from the most intimate landscapes of passion to its public celebration in love poems dedicated to icons of our age, including Tupac Shakur and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0807068438
  • 9780807068434
  • 1,119,372

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Praise for Sonia Sanchez: "Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature's forest." -Maya Angelou "With an unblinking and critical poet's eye, Sonia Sanchez has been setting her readers straight, telling the 'terrible beauty, ' and reflecting images in ways that simultaneously solicit tears and laughter." -Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Ms. "[Sanchez] looks deeply into that most dangerous of places--the heart." -Quarterly Black Review
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About Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez-award-winning poet, activist, scholar, and formerly the Laura Carnell professor of English and women's studies at Temple University-is the author of sixteen books, including Like the Singing Coming off the Drums, Does Your House Have Lions?, Wounded in the House of a Friend, and Shake Loose My Skin.
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317 ratings
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