Call Her by Her Name: Poems - Triquarterly (Paperback)
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Call Her by Her Name: Poems - Triquarterly (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 31/03/2016
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In Call Her by Her Name, the poet and performance artist Bianca Lynne Spriggs creates a twenty-first-century feminist manifesto suffused with metaphoric depth. This collection is a call-and-response of women-divine and domestic, legend and literal-who shape-shift and traverse generations. Through these narratives and cinematic poems, a chorus emerges of stories and lives rarely told.

Call Her by Her Name seeks to give voice to the voiceless, including lynched black women, the biblical ""Potiphar's wife,"" and women who tread the rims of phenomenal worlds-the goddess, the bird-woman, the oracle. While these poems reflect an array of women and women's experiences, each piece could be considered a hue of the same woman, whether home-wrecker, Madonna, or midwife. The woman who sees dragons was perhaps once the roller-skating girl-child. The aging geisha may also be the roots woman next door. The woman who did not speak for ten years could have ended up sinking to the ocean floor. Spriggs gives each one life and limb, breath and voice, in a collection that adds up unequivocally to a poetic celebration of women.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810132764
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm


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"Both a shapeshifting powerhouse that conjures deeply needed voices from the past and a courageous presence who lays down the real truth, Spriggs is a poet who expertly excavates and celebrates the feminine. In this stunning new collection she sings, growls, and solidifies her place as one of the most talented poets writing today."--Ada Lim n, author of Bright Dead Things and Sharks in the Rivers

"In the future, these poems, in all their estrogen-centered splendor, will provide the blueprint for the experience that virtual reality will seek to replicate. But don't wait for science and technology to catch up with what Bianca Spriggs already knows. Immerse yourself in these pages now."--Frank X Walker, author of Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers

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