Kin : poems / by Crystal Williams.

In her first book-length collection of poetry, Crystal Williams utilizes memory and music as she lyrically weaves her way through American culture, pointing to the ways in which alienation, loss, and sensed ""otherness"" are corollaries of recent phenomena. Williams writes about...

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Main Author: Williams, Crystal, 1970-
Format: eBook
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2000.
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Table of Contents:
  • Table of Contents; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Praise; Acknowledgements; rhythm; For The Woman Who Didn't Know My Name; music: one; The Famous Door; Prayer; The Masked Woman; At 25, I Have Already Begun to Like Lou Raws; Yea, Though I Walk ... ; Order of Adoption in the Matter of Minor #44478; music: two; Rites of Passage; Poem for My Sisters; A, ; Hey A, ; Johnny; Dreadlock; Exercise in Tension or Truth or Whatever; "The Cholesterol Can Make You Stupid ... "; Collard Folk; dance; Dré; Benjamin; The Prospect of Tomi-Terre; Curating the Boogie Down; Tour Guiding Our Nation' Capital.
  • Sunday Dinner at Miss Rayella'sTower; ʺIt Wasnʹt Not Funnyʺ; Refrigerator Mouth; As on Every Saturday At 12; John Edgar Wideman, Apologies . . .; The First Time I Saw Flo-Jo; Once Upon a Time; Nora; Zawadi; oo-bop-she-bam; In Search of Aunt Jemima; Ode of the Hoodoo Woman; ʺBreeze Driftinʹ On By; Notes.