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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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Nour
Jun 27, 2016 Nour rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal. I could not put this down. What an incredible collection of poetry. Sonia Sanchez transcends with her poetry on womanhood, love, power and growth.
Marthe
May 04, 2014 Marthe rated it it was amazing
"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."
Mike
Apr 10, 2014 Mike rated it it was amazing
fierce and radical poetic expression.
TruEssence
Feb 19, 2013 TruEssence rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Amazing poetry! I am in awe of her body of work!
Aichlee
Dec 28, 2007 Aichlee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: poets, anyone.
Shelves: poetry
one my favorites of her anthologies.
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Recommends it for: poetry lovers
Shelves: poetry
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
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