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What Keeps Us Here: Poems

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Paperback, 89 pages
Published December 28th 1992 by Ampersand Pr (first published December 1992)
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May 06, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
Short collection of poems by an African American woman. In three sections that I think are divided up by her life as a young girl, life as a teenager, and her life as an adult. I always love reading poetry like this because it is about the smallest things, as well as the most powerful things such as her mother's death and her exploration into becoming a sexual being. Going to read some more of her stuff.
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Allison Joseph (born 1967) is an American poet, editor and professor. She is author of six poetry collections, most recently, My Father's Kites: Poems (Steel Toe Books, 2010).

Born in London to parents of Jamaican heritage, Allison Joseph grew up in Toronto, Canada, and the Bronx. She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A., and from Indiana University with an M.F.A. She teaches at Southern Illin
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