Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems

Ntozake Shange (Author)
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Description

From the poet, novelist, and cultural icon behind the award-winning and celebrated Broadway play, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, comes an evocative and moving bilingual collection of new and beloved poems.

In this stirring collection of more than sixty original and selected poems in both English and Spanish, Ntozake Shange shares her utterly unique, unapologetic, and deeply emotional writing that has made her one of the most iconic literary figures of our time.

With a clear, raw, and affecting voice, Shange draws from her experience as a feminist black woman in American to craft groundbreaking poetry about pain, beauty, and color. In the bestselling tradition of Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey, Wild Beauty is more than a poetry collection; it is an exquisite call to action for a new generation of women, people of color, feminists, and activists to follow in the author's footsteps in the pursuit of equality and understanding. As The New York Times raves, "Ntozake Shange writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her message."

Product Details

Price
$24.00  $21.60
Publisher
37 Ink
Publish Date
November 14, 2017
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.79 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
ISBN/EAN
9781501169939

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About the Author

Ntozake Shange, poet, novelist, playwright, and performer, wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. She has also written numerous works of fiction, including Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, Betsy Brown, and Liliane.

Reviews

"These powerfully swinging, jabbing, lamenting, testifying, and protesting poems. . . coalesce in a galvanizing, timely, and timeless flow of creativity, valor, compassion, and wisdom."--Donna Seaman "Booklist Review "
"Acclaimed poet, playwright, and novelist Shange, takes readers on a kaleidoscopic journey through black womanhood in her first selected volume.The poems showcase vibrant narratives of black women who are neither solely saints nor sinners."

--Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
"Shange returns with powerful new poems... drawn from the daily realities of black life. No poet since Langston Hughes has insisted so forcefully on black people's right to simply be..."--Washington Post
"Vibrant enough to leave a mark. . . . Shange parses the beauty in cultural variation, music, womanhood, urban life and language."--New York magazine
"A revelation . . Shange is as fearless as ever in poems that reveal our humanity and pain."
-- Essence