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Ostinato Vamps

Poems
Coleman, Wanda (Book - 2003 )
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Ostinato Vamps is Wanda Coleman's first book of poetry since the demise of her longtime publisher, Black Sparrow Press. It continues and enlarges the traits that have been her hallmark for more than three decades: a fierce adherence to the truth and a language so musical one can almost hear the blues line underneath her stanzas. Linguistically daring, lyrically breathtaking, stylistically bold, these poems both explore familiar territory and shatter stereotypes. Life is difficult, often unfair, but it belongs to the living, as Coleman reminds us in no uncertain terms. Racing between an earthy eroticism and fatalistic despair, filled with humor and tragedy, these poems are alive. They breathe. They challenge us even as they reward us for seeking the truth.
Authors: Coleman, Wanda
Title: Ostinato vamps
poems
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2003
Characteristics: 115 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Wanda Coleman
ISBN: 9780822958338
0822958333
Branch Call Number: 811.5 C6925o 2003
Subject Headings: American poetry African American authors American poetry Women authors
Topical Term: American poetry
American poetry
LCCN: 2004300500
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Wanda Coleman is the recipient of the 2012 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, which is given to a living American poet selected with reference to genius and need.


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