Kin : poems / by Crystal Williams

Author(s): Williams, Crystal, 1970-
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Subjects: Interracial marriage--United States--Poetry
Adoptees--United States--Poetry
Families--United States--Poetry
African American women--Poetry
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2000
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: acknowledgments
For the Woman Who Didn't Know My Name 1
The Famous Door 5
Prayer 6
The Masked Woman 8
At 25, I Have Already Begun to Like Lou Rawls 10
Yea, Thought I Walk 12
Order of Adoption in the Matter of Minor #44478 14
Rites of Passage 19
Poem for My Sisters 21
A. 22
Hey A. (Mr. Sausage Lips) 24
Johnny 26
Dreadlock 28
Exercise in Tension or Truth or Whatever 29
"The Cholesterol Can Make You Stupid" 31
Collard Folk 32
Dre 37
Benjamin 39
The Prospect of Tomi-Terre 41
Curating the Boogie Down 43
Tour Guiding Our Nation's Capital 45
Sunday Dinner at Miss Rayella's 46
Tower 48
"It Wasn't Not Funny" 49
Refrigerator Mouth 51
As On Every Saturday at 12 52
John Edgar Wideman, Apologies 54
The First Time I Saw Flo-Jo 56
Once Upon a Time 58
Nora 62
Zawadi 63
In Search of Aunt Jemima 67
Ode of the Hoodoo Woman 70
Breeze Driftin' On By 74
Notes 76
About the Author 77
Notes: LCCN: 99050564
ISBN: 0870135481
Physical Description: xii, 76 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 42786080
ISBN/ISSN: 0870135481

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