Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems

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About the Author
Ntozake Shange (1948-2018) was born in Trenton, New Jersey and educated at Barnard College and the University of Southern California, where she received an MA in American Studies. Her choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf brought her Broadway success and international recognition. She is the author of an acclaimed adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children and has written three novels: Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo; Betsey Brown; and Liliane. Her poetry includes nappy edges, A Daughter's Geography, Ridin' the Moon in Texas and From Okra to Greens. Her first collection of plays was published by Methuen Drama in 1978.
"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