Very Good. No Jacket. Orig. pub. in 1983 by Long Haul Press, this edition is nicely designed, printed on acid-free paper, cover design by Betsy Bayley. 70 p. paperback, pink cover, author's photo on back. Book is in very nice condition, minimal wear. "Dorothy Allison's poetry is razor sharp, angry, and full of passion. She writes to exorcise her demons and is saved from bitterness by the women she loves." An early publication by the author of "Bastard Out Of Carolina". 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
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Publishers Weekly, 1991-03-22 Allison ( Trash ) writes poems that brim with emotion, sometimes focused and tender, but more often confused and enraged. The subject in this expanded edition of her collection of poems is Allison's lesbianism. Although she mentions the freedoms denied her and her ``sisters,'' the poet ultimately seems to care little for furthering peoples' acceptance of lesbianism. Indeed, she goes so far as to proclaim: ``I do not believe anymore in the natural superiority / of the lesbian.'' The poet realizes, bitterly, that she has been unable to escape her past. Abused as a child, she seeks dominant lovers who like to play rough: ``I have never been able to resist'' a woman who ``talks mean'' and ``makes shell-puckered hickey-bite marks.'' As a child, the poet's family was ``despised,'' her mother called `` no-count, low down, disgusting '' ital in text for her affairs with various ``uncles.'' Allison acknowledges that she is her ``mama's daughter,'' with ``at least as much lust / in her life as pain.'' The poet's imagery is explicit and jarring but her wordplay unpolished. Except for a couple of sentimental love poems, what takes precedence here is a sense of vengeance against all who ``hate'' her. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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