Gospel: Poems

Gospel: Poems

by Samiya Bashir
     
 


Poetry. African American Studies. Gay & Lesbian Studies. GOSPEL is an ecumenical resistance song in four parts. In this passionate follow-up to 2005's Lambda Literary Award finalist, WHERE THE APPLE FALLS, Bashir's poems challenge truth to stare down the power of fear and paralysis. "We intended gospel to strike a happy medium for the down-trodden," said gospel…  See more details below

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Poetry. African American Studies. Gay & Lesbian Studies. GOSPEL is an ecumenical resistance song in four parts. In this passionate follow-up to 2005's Lambda Literary Award finalist, WHERE THE APPLE FALLS, Bashir's poems challenge truth to stare down the power of fear and paralysis. "We intended gospel to strike a happy medium for the down-trodden," said gospel music pioneer Thomas Dorsey. "This music lifted people out of the muck and mire of poverty and loneliness, of being broke, and gave them some kind of hope anyway. Make it anything but good news, it ceases to be gospel." The good news, according to Bashir, is that we are neither alone in our mess, nor alone in our grasp of the tools to heal. In this pull-no-punches collection Bashir lays down a road map, a portable flashlight, and a shaky-legged escort to usher the way toward recovered sight and strength.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978625177
Publisher:
RedBone Press
Publication date:
03/27/2009
Edition description:
RED BONE PRESS
Pages:
77
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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