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Kissing God Goodbye: Poems 1991-1997

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Publisher Comments:

With the same pithy but eloquent observations characteristic of Jordan's classic poetry collections, Things that I Do in the Dark and Living Room, and her notable essay collections, Civil Wars and Technical Difficulties, Kissing God Goodbye will strike a universal chord as it witnesses the pain, confusion, and passion of what it's like to live in our society at the twilight of the twentieth century.

June Jordan's many selves, as poet, essayist, feminist, and activist come together here in a collection of poetry that is alternately lyrical, magical, shockingly spare, pungently political, yet universally resonate. Beautiful love poems are interspersed with poems about Bosnia, Africa, urban America, Clarence Thomas, affirmative action, her mother's suicide, and Jordan's bout with breast cancer.

This collection of poetry will be warmly welcomed by June Jordan loyalists and new readers who will thrill to discover a voice that has been described as one of the "most gifted poets of the late twentieth century."

Synopsis:

The first book by the distinguished poet and author June Jordan to be published by Anchor. This stunning collection of poems covers such diverse topics as love, loss, feminism, family, politics, and civil and universal disobedience. Hard-hitting yet eloquent, these poems explore the universal chord that ties us all together.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385490320
Subtitle:
Poems 1991-1997
Author:
Jordan, June
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
97-8
Publication Date:
19971013
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.26x5.70x.40 in. .20 lbs.

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Kissing God Goodbye: Poems 1991-1997
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"Synopsis" by , The first book by the distinguished poet and author June Jordan to be published by Anchor. This stunning collection of poems covers such diverse topics as love, loss, feminism, family, politics, and civil and universal disobedience. Hard-hitting yet eloquent, these poems explore the universal chord that ties us all together.
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