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University of Pittsburgh Press

I: New and Selected Poems

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Title: I: New and Selected Poems
Author: Derricotte, Toi
ISBN: 9780822945666
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Published: 2019
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: New
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Publisher Description:
Toi Derricotte's story is a hero's journey--a poet earning her way home, to her own commanding powers. "I" New and Selected Poems shows the reader both the closeness of the enemy and the poet's inherent courage, inventiveness, and joy. It is a record of one woman's response to the repressive and fracturing forces around the subjects of race, class, color, gender, and sexuality. Each poem is an act of victory as the author finds her way through repressive forces to speak with beauty and truth.

This collection features more than thirty new poems as well as selections from five previous collections.