I've Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems
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I've Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems

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The author of several books of poetry, Sanchez' I've Been A Woman is the dynamic transcendental female voice of one of the finest poets of our time. Includes "Black Magic: Blk Rhetoric" and "Blues."
Paperback, 101 pages
Published June 1st 1985 by Third World Press (first published 1979)
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fierce and radical poetic expression.
"how sad it must be
to love so many women
to need so many black
perfumed bodies weeping
underneath you...

when i remember your deformity
i want to do something about your
makeshift manhood."
Amazing poetry! I am in awe of her body of work!
Dec 28, 2007 Aichlee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: poets, anyone.
Shelves: poetry
one my favorites of her anthologies.
Apr 30, 2007 Rabya added it
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i really like her style
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Sonia Sanchez was born Wilsonia Benita Driver on September 9, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama. After her mother died in childbirth a year later, Sanchez lived with her paternal grandmother and other relatives for several years. In 1943, she moved to Harlem with her sister to live with their father and his third wife.

She earned a B.A. in political science from Hunter College in 1955. She also did pos...more
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