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Slave Moth: A Narrative in Verse

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A slave girl's mesmerizing quest for freedom by one of America's most unique poets. From Thylias Moss, whose poetry has so stunningly described the joys and struggles of identity in the contemporary world, comes Slave Moth, a book-length poem that follows Varl, a slave in the antebellum South, on her path to freedom. Driven by her mastery of language and the power it gives her over her ostensible superiors, Varl is an unforgettable creation. Slave Moth is an explosion of life in the face of servitude. Full of magical anecdotes and written in riveting verse, it revolves around a series of confrontations that impel Varl towards independence. Replete with fascinating historical detail, this work again shows Moss to be "a visionary storyteller" (Charles Simic) and confirms her place as a "permanent American poet" (Harold Bloom).

Synopsis:

From Thylias Moss, whose poetry has so stunningly described the joys and struggles of identity in the contemporary world, comes Slave Moth, a book-length poem that follows Vail, a slave in the antebellum South, on her path to freedom. Driven by her mastery of language and the power it gives her over her ostensible superiors, Varl is an unforgettable creation. Slave Moth is an explosion of life in the face of servitude. Full of magical anecdotes and written in riveting verse, it revolves around a series of confrontations that impel Varl towards independence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892552894
Author:
Moss, Thylias
Publisher:
Persea Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
Tennessee
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.44x5.60x.68 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From Thylias Moss, whose poetry has so stunningly described the joys and struggles of identity in the contemporary world, comes Slave Moth, a book-length poem that follows Vail, a slave in the antebellum South, on her path to freedom. Driven by her mastery of language and the power it gives her over her ostensible superiors, Varl is an unforgettable creation. Slave Moth is an explosion of life in the face of servitude. Full of magical anecdotes and written in riveting verse, it revolves around a series of confrontations that impel Varl towards independence.
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