Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery: Poems
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Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery: Poems

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When daddy pushed me
and girlhood innocence
out my bedroom window
I picked up the shattered pieces of myself
and became a woman

Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery is lyrical and provocative, humorous and potent as it tackles both personal and contemporary issues of enslavement, sexuality, psychological trauma, and physical abuse. From beginning to end some o...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 15th 1998 by Holt Paperbacks
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It's been a very long time since I've seen this collection anywhere but on my own shelf. I have owned this book since Pam 1st released it many many years ago! Sincerly the best collection of poetry ever! I used the title as my email tag for many years! LOVE THIS! This is the one book I have never ever loaned out! I was so young when this came out! It was my 23rd birthday present to myself! I purchased it at a Queer Bookstore that used to be on James St. S. in downtown Hamilton. I made every woma...more
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Poems that will stop you and make you think about your life.
Laura McKelvey
The writer was so honest and direct I could not help but get wrapped up in it. Her anger seethed and was justified. I thought it was great. I almost gave it 3 stars, but she is a performance poet, and I am not convinced that if I saw it performed it would not get 5 stars. I wish I could hear it.
Rosa Caudle
Evocative and poignant! This book of poetry vividly unmasks the many complex conditions created by the human mind due to life experiences. Incredible writing ability with subject matter that leaves the reader with a sense of connectedness to the soul of the poet.
I love this book. Pamela Sneed is a fierce and honest poet. These words will hit your gut from the page, but speak them aloud to truly bring them to life. Sneed has a new book out as well, "Kong." I'm looking forward to it!
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I love her. I read her years ago and re-read her recently. She touch me in ways that are unique and vibrant.
errr...i think we're not just in the same wavelength...
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