Shake Loose My Skin

Shake Loose My Skin : New and Selected Poems

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An extraordinary retrospective covering over thirty years of work, Shake Loose My Skin is a stunning testament to the literary, sensual, and political powers of the award-winning Sonia more

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  • Paperback | 157 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Beacon Press
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0807068535
  • 9780807068533
  • 577,870

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 more

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This world is a better place because of Sonia Sanchez: more livable, more laughable, more manageable. I wish millions of people knew that some of the joy in their lives comes from the fact that Sonia Sanchez is writing poetry. --Maya Angelou "An unending elegy on the grandest of scales." --Rafael Campo, The Washington Post Book World "Only a poet with an innocent heart can exorcise so much pain with so much beauty." --Isabel Allende "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. For over thirty years this revolutionary poet has been undeterred from a path that began in the sixties. She has not given up the struggle to let her poetry be what she refers to as a 'call to arms' for her people." --Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Ms. "[Sanchez] looks deeply into that most dangerous of places-the heart." ---Quarterly Black Reviewshow more

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