Oral Tradition: Selected Poems: Old and New


Jewelle Gomez offers poems of finding home, making love, learning history; they tell the tales of women and satisfaction, regret, love, danger, death and eternal life.
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Jewelle Gomez offers poems of finding home, making love, learning history; they tell the tales of women and satisfaction, regret, love, danger, death and eternal life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563410635
  • Publisher: Firebrand Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Gilda Sings: Escape 13
In New Mexico 16
Beneath the Williamburg Bridge 19
The Woman Called Comfort 21
Rio Grande 23
On Lake Ontario 25
Riverside Park 27
Fairmount Morning 30
Gilda Sings: Longevity 33
The Servants 35
Hiroshima Red in Black and White 37
The Question 38
Tanya Rienzi: 1939-1976 42
The Loss of Meaning 44
Gilda Sings: Desire 47
Dream Book 49
Rooftop Sonata 50
Sonnet Blue 54
Getaway 55
At Night 57
A Parting 59
Approach 60
Oral Tradition 62
Gilda Sings: Dreaming Awake 65
Housework, a True Story 69
Absolutely Positive: The Movie 71
The Purple Testament 73
Flamingoes and Bears 77
Keystone 79
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