Homegirls and Handgrenades

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?Only a poet with an innocent heart can exorcise so much pain with so much beauty.??Isabel Allende

A reprint of Sonia Sanchez?s award-winning collection, which contains some of her seminal work. Winner of the American Book Award.

Sonia Sanchez is a poet, activist, and scholar and one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement. She is the author of sixteen books and lives in Philadelphia.

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Overview

“Only a poet with an innocent heart can exorcise so much pain with so much beauty.”—Isabel Allende

A reprint of Sonia Sanchez’s award-winning collection, which contains some of her seminal work. Winner of the American Book Award.

Sonia Sanchez is a poet, activist, and scholar and one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement. She is the author of sixteen books and lives in Philadelphia.

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Margaret Walker
This book is another expression of the continuing creativity of Sonia Sanchez. Some pieces are plaintive and poignant, others are tough and militant, but all are significant, brilliant and original. Here again is another example of Black speech, a vernacular familiar to all who know and love this author's previous work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893996809
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 954,576
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sonia Sanchez is a poet, activist, and scholar. She was the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University until her retirement and is one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement. She is the author of thirteen books.

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Table of Contents

Poem No. 10 3
Welcome Home My Prince 4
After the Fifth Day 5
Haiku 6
Story 7
Haiku 9
Just Don't Never Give Up on Love 10
American Hunger 17
Blues 18
Norma 19
Depression 23
Ballad 25
To All Brothers: From All Sisters 26
Poem No. 12 27
Song 28
After Saturday Nite Comes Sunday 29
Bluebirdbluebird 39
Haiku 42
I Have Walked a Long Time 43
Kaleidoscope 45
On Passing thru Morgantown, Pa 46
Masks 47
On Seeing a Pacifist Burn 49
Traveling on an Amtrak Train Could Humanize You 50
Bubba 55
Poem to Jesse 59
Poem for Margaret Walker 60
Haiku 62
A Letter to Ezekiel Mphahlele 63
Reflections After the June 12th March for Disarmament 65
Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King 69
MIA's 72
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2002

    Read it today

    This book had renewed my interest in poetry. Some favorites were 'Blues', 'After Saturday Nite Comes Sunday', 'Just Don't Never Give Up on Love', and others. Sonia is a beautiful woman...

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