Bibliographic Details

Jonestown & other madness : poetry / by Pat Parker.

Author / Creator Parker, Pat, 1944-1989.
Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, ©1985.
Description 1 online resource (75 pages).
Language English
Series Black women writers
Black women writers series.
Subject African American lesbians -- Poetry.
African American lesbians.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Other title Jonestown and other madness.
ISBN 0932379001
Notes Restrictions unspecified
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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Other form Print version: Parker, Pat, 1944-1989. Jonestown & other madness. Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, ©1985
Review by Choice Review

Parker's fifth book of poetry is short, powerful, readable, and relevant. Admired by writers like Audre Lorde and Judy Grahn, Parker draws on personal experience and current events to express concerns about survival and the consuming ``madness'' of violence in today's world, especially that violence which destroys children. As part of the black, feminist, and lesbian traditions in American literature, these 11 poems communicate directly and deal with both traditional and controversial subjects. Attractively bound and accompanied by a brief sketch of the author's life, this collection would add a talented, contemporary voice to a library's poetry section specifically or to the American literature or women's literature sections. Most likely readers: lower-division undergraduates.-D.S. Isaacs, Fordham University

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