American Family: A Syndrome

American Family: A Syndrome

by Nandi Comer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635345667
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 07/27/2018
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

NANDI COMER received a joint MFA/MA in Poetry and African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University. She has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Cave Canem, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in Detroit Anthology (Rust Belt Chic Press, 2014), Blue Shift Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, Pluck!, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Indiana Review.

Table of Contents

Dear Reader 1

Early Death Syndrome (EDS) 3

Assembling Mother 6

On Coming Home To Teach 7

Singing Skin Disorder 8

On Placing My Mother on a Ceramic Oval 10

Anarcha Appears Again and Again 11

Eulogy for Jamal 13

Women of Purple Days 14

Blood Washer’s Syndrome 19

Car Slams into House, Lands on Sleeping Man 20

Your Eyes Have Never Looked This Stunning 21

Chicken 22

Ostrich Woman 23

Why I Don’t Call On Cops 24

Notes 25

Additional Acknowledgments 26

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