Black Swan

Black Swan

Ed Ochester Editor
Copyright Date: 2002
Pages: 72
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    Black Swan
    Book Description:

    Winner of the 2001 Cave Canem PrizeSelected by Marilyn NelsonFinalist, 2003 Paterson Poetry Prize"Imagine Leda black-" begins Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon's exciting new collection of poems. Mixing vernacular language with classical mythology, modern struggles with Biblical trials, she gives voice to silenced women past and present.In Van Clief-Stefanon's powerful voice, last night's angry words "puffed / into the dark room like steam / punching through the thick surface / of cooking grits." She remembers a child's innocence "lost / in the house where I learned the red rug / against my chest, my knees / my tongue, . . . ."Black Swanis filled with pain, loss, hope, and the promise of salvation.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-7967-8
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[vi])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [vii]-[viii])
  3. I
  4. II
  5. III
    (pp. 59-60)
  7. Back Matter
    (pp. 61-61)