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The Why and Later
 
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Carly Sachs
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This anthology of poems about rape and sexual abuse, many written by victims themselves, and well-known poets such as Marge Piercy and Adrienne Rich, brings to light a topic that has been all but neglected by the mainstream publishing industry. These powerful poems will shock you with their candidness, touch you with their emotional edge, and amaze you with their perserver ...more
115 pages
Published (first published December 20th 2007)
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courtney
Apr 07, 2008 courtney rated it really liked it
a good place to go for some punishment. it is an incredibly rough read, but worthwhile because it reminds us how widespread issues of rape, incest, and sexual assault are. there could have been a bit more variety of voices and experience, perhaps a shift in tone, but overall, i found it moving and far-reaching. a very important read for anyone trying to translate trauma into poetry.
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