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Black Wings and Blind Angels

Poems

Black Wings and Blind Angels( )
Author: Sapphire,
ISBN:978-0-679-44630-9
Publication Date:Sep 1999
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

A book of electrifying poems by the acclaimed author ofPush("Brutal . . . redemptive"--Newsweek) andAmerican Dreams("Her insights are precise, terrifying, and ultimately hopeful. She sings in many voices, and every one of them cries out for justice" --Dorothy Allison). Alive with the emotional honesty and intellectual force for which Sapphire has been admired as both a writer and a performance artist, these forty-seven poems take us into America's past and present, bearing testimony to...
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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.03 x 8.7 x 0.69 Inches
Book Weight:0.719 Pounds
Author Biography
Sapphire (Author)
Sapphire was born Ramona Lofton in Fort Ord, California on August 4, 1950. She attended City College of New York and received her master's degree at Brooklyn College. Before starting her writing career, she worked as a performance artist and a teacher of reading and writing. Her works include the poetry collection American Dreams and the novel Push, which won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and the Mind Book of the Year Award in Great Britain. Precious, the film adaption of her novel Push, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance (2009). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. In 2009, she was the recipient of a Fellow Award in Literature from United States Artists.

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