All American Girl

All American Girl

Robin Becker
Copyright Date: 1996
Pages: 80
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    All American Girl
    Book Description:

    Winner of the 1996 Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry.

    "With poignancy, honesty, and grace, Becker contends with the messy implications of her lesbian sexuality, Jewish identity, and sister's suicide. . . . Becker is acutely aware of, and devastated by, her many losses, but emerges defiant and admirably without regret or shame."

    -Boston Review

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-7933-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[vi])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [vii]-2)
  3. Shopping
    (pp. 3-4)
  4. The Crypto-Jews
    (pp. 5-5)
  5. My Grandmother’s Crystal Ball
    (pp. 6-6)
  6. The Mystery, Then the Facts
    (pp. 7-8)
  7. Santo Domingo Feast Day
    (pp. 9-9)
  8. The Elimination of First Thoughts
    (pp. 10-10)
  9. A History of Sexual Preference
    (pp. 11-12)
  10. The Star Show
    (pp. 13-15)
  11. Solar
    (pp. 16-17)
  12. Brisk Autumn and the Querulous Trees
    (pp. 18-18)
  13. We Thought of Each Other as Food
    (pp. 19-19)
  14. Port-au-Prince, 1960
    (pp. 20-21)
  15. Quaker Meeting, the Sixties
    (pp. 22-23)
  16. Villanelle for a Lesbian Mom
    (pp. 24-24)
  17. In Pietrasanta
    (pp. 25-26)
  18. Haircut on Via di Mezzo
    (pp. 27-28)
  19. Family Romance
    (pp. 29-30)
  20. Peter Pan in North America
    (pp. 31-32)
  21. Spiritual Morning
    (pp. 33-33)
  22. Opals
    (pp. 34-34)
  23. Too Jewish
    (pp. 35-35)
  24. Telling Them Apart
    (pp. 36-36)
  25. Risk
    (pp. 37-37)
  26. Contradancing in Nelson, N.H.
    (pp. 38-40)
  27. The Woman Question
    (pp. 41-42)
  28. When Someone Dies Young
    (pp. 43-43)
  29. Bicycle Days
    (pp. 44-46)
  30. The Ribbon
    (pp. 47-47)
  31. Hold Back
    (pp. 48-49)
  32. Midnight Swim
    (pp. 50-50)
  33. Dreaming at the Rexall Drug
    (pp. 51-52)
  34. Meeting the Gaze of the Great Horned Owl
    (pp. 53-54)
  35. From Taos To Santa Fe
    (pp. 55-57)
  36. The New Year
    (pp. 58-58)
  37. Yom Kippur, Taos, New Mexico
    (pp. 59-60)
  38. Kindness
    (pp. 61-61)
  39. Death of the Owl
    (pp. 62-63)
  40. The Roast Chicken
    (pp. 64-66)
  41. Notes
    (pp. 67-68)
  42. Acknowledgments
    (pp. 69-70)
  43. Back Matter
    (pp. 71-72)