Racing Hummingbirds

Racing Hummingbirds

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Racing Hummingbirds examines, critiques, and at times delights in one woman's navigation through the many worlds of manic depression and her struggle to maintain humanity in the process. Jeanann Verlee's award-winning debut collection is a series of narratives, prayers, and conjurings which address gender, sex, race, poverty, heartbreak, and survival with such stark intimacy, you will find yourself living inside. These poems cannot possibly be about you, yet they are. They cross boundaries and reclaim hope. They are as the opening poem suggests, nothing short of communion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 6mm | 152g
  • Long Beach, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0984251553
  • 9780984251551
  • 73,988

Review quote

Fierce and formidable, Jeanann Verlee is poised to make an indelible mark - much like a razor slashing silk - on what's become a comfortably placid poetic landscape. Her unflinching and uncompromising stanzas will change the way you move through the world. -Patricia Smith, "Blood Dazzler"
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618 ratings
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4 29% (181)
3 11% (68)
2 4% (24)
1 2% (11)
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