Starshine & Clay
Kamilah Aisha Moon (Author)
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DescriptionWe are making our lives up "here on this bridge / between starshine and clay" (Lucille Clifton). Addressing tough circumstances tenderly, this book is about life--what we inherit, what we create, what shapes us, what's possible.
Four Way Books
September 05, 2017
6.0 X 0.4 X 8.9 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author
The recipient of fellowships, awards, and honors, KAMILAH AISHA MOON holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has taught for many institutions. Her work has been featured widely. Moon's poetry collection She Has a Name (Four Way Books 2013) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle.
"Moon, rages against racist violence in America in her second collection, while also finding moments of beauty in nature as well as human kindness. The specter of police brutality looms large as she lists its victims, including Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice.... She juxtaposes these current events with their historical counterparts--lynchings, concentration camps, slavery--and a skillful sestina about a Jefferson Davis statue in Mississippi illuminates the lingering terror of Confederate memorials. Moon advances benevolence as an antidote to the poison of persecution. She writes of a deceased friend living on in the form of organ donation. And despite instances of clichéd metaphors, she crafts some remarkable imagery, particularly when describing her mother's chest after a partial mastectomy as well as her own experience undergoing uterine surgery. Throughout, Moon explores the body and the many traumas it must absorb, confronting death, survival, and the space in between with grace and radiance."-- "Publisher's Weekly" (1/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)