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Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 (American Poets Continuum) Paperback – November 1, 1987

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My favorite book, this is a must-have poetry collection for both poetry lovers and those who like to think but aren't comfortable with the density of some contemporary poetry. Clifton, as always, uses language that is accessible to craft situations real and vital to her readers. The section "Some Jesus" probes the emotions of plain folks faced with miracles; "Good Times" takes its own snapshots of family in days past; "I Agree with the Leaves" explores the curious and troubling realms of spirituality and the quest for "place" in the cosmos. Good Woman is a fine companion to Clifton's most recent book The Terrible Stories.


The 1st
The 70's
Adam And Eve
After Kent State
Anna Speaks Of The Childhood Of Mary Her Daughter
The Astrologer Predicts At Mary's Birth
At Last We Killed The Roaches
August The 12th
Aunt Agnes Hatcher Tells
Being Property Once Myself
The Bodies Broken On
Buffalo War
Ca'line's Prayer
The Calling Of The Disciples
Calming Kali
The Carver
Come Home From The Movies
The Coming Of Kali
Conversation With My Grandson, Waiting To Be Conceived
Cutting Greens
The Discoveries Of Fire
Driving Through New England
Easter Sunday
February 13,1980
For Delawd
For Her Hiding Place
For The Bird Who Flew Against Our Window One Morning
For The Blind
For The Lame
For The Mad
For The Mute
Forgiving My Father
Friends Come
God Send Easter
God Waits For The Wandering World
God's Mood
Good Friday
Good Times
Her Love Poem
Holy Night
Homage To My Hair
Homage To My Hips
How Is He Coming Then
I Am High On The Man Called Crazy
I Am Not Done Yet
I Am Running Into A New Year
I Once Knew A Man Who Had Wild Horses Killed
I Was Born In A Hotel
I Was Born With Twelve Fingers
I Went To The Valley
If He Ask You Was I Laughing
If I Stand In My Window
If Mama
If Something Should Happen
In Populated Air
In Salem
In The Evenings
In The Inner City
In This Garden
Island Mary
Jackie Robinson
The Kind Of Man He Is
Lane Is The Pretty One
Last Note To My Girls
Later I'll Say
Leanna's Poem
The Lesson Of The Falling Leaves
Let There Be New Flowering
The Light That Came To Lucille Clifton
Listen Children
The Lost Baby Poem
Love Rejected
Lucy And Her Girls
Lucy One-eye
The Making Of Poems
Mary Mary Astonished By God
Mary's Dream
The Meeting After The Savior Gone
More Than Once
Mother, I Am Mad
My Boys
My Daddy's Fingers Move Among The Couplers
My Friends
My Mama Moved Among The Days
My Poem
The Mystery That Surely Is Present
New Bones
New Year
The News
Now My First Wife Never Did Come Out Of Her Room
On The Birth Of Bomani
On The Death Of Allen's Son
The Once And Future Dead
Palm Sunday
Pity This Poor Animal
Poem For My Sisters
Poem On My Fortieth Birthday To My Mother Who Died Young
The Poet
Pork Chops
The Raising Of Lazarus
Richard Penniman
Running Across To The Lot
She Insists On Me
She Is Dreaming
She Understands Me
So Close
Some Dreams Hang In The Air
A Song Of Mary
Sonora Desert Poem
Speaking Of Loss
Spring Song
A Storm Poem
There Is A Girl Inside
The Thirty Eigth Year
This Morning
Those Boys That Ran Together
To A Dark Moses
To Bobby Seale
To Joan
To Merle
To Ms. Ann
To The Unborn And Waiting Children
To Thelma Who Worried Because I Couldn't Cook
Tyrone (1)
Tyrone (2)
Tyrone (3)
Tyrone (4)
A Visit To Gettysburg
The Way It Was
The Way It Was
What The Mirror Said
The White Boy
Willie B (1)
Willie B (2)
Willie B (3)
Willie B (4)
Wise: Having The Ability To Perceive And Adopt The Best
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Product details

  • Item Weight : 15 ounces
  • Paperback : 276 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0918526595
  • ISBN-10 : 0918526590
  • Product Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : BOA Editions Ltd.; Edition Unstated (November 1, 1987)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 26 ratings