Mistress

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Product Details
Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publish Date
Pages
80
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.4 X 0.3 inches | 0.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781936970629

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About the Author
Born and raised in the Mid-Atlantic, Chet'la Sebree is a poet, editor, and educator. She holds an MFA from American University.
Reviews
"From the first poem in Mistress, Chet'la Sebree's voice gripped me and held on. Sebree's vision of the persona poem is startling: the narrator is both Sally Hemings and a woman in the present merged to a consciousness un-nesting the 'holler hidden in her.' Like Kara Walker's murals, Sebree runs from--and faces--the dark looming historical forces of miscegenation, enslavement, and the abjection of the black female body. The ghost of Sally Hemings as aberration, as mistress, determines the speaker's id; tugs at her solitary fantasies; a violent erotic invasion that she inverts and turns on its head with lines etched in rage. Sebree's language is a scythe that glints wildly. Mistress is truly an astonishing, unforgettable debut." --Cathy Park Hong