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American Dreams

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In the tradition of Alice Walker, this electrifying new African American voice delivers the verdict on the urban condition in a sensual, propulsive, and prophetic book of poetry and prose.

Whether she is writing about an enraged teenager gone "wilding" in Central Park, fifteen-year-old Latasha Harlins gunned down by a Korean grocer, or a brutalized child who grows up to escape her probable fate through the miracle of art, Sapphire's vision in this collection of poetry and prose is unswervingly honest.

"Stunning . . . . One of the strongest debut collections of the '90s."--Publishers Weekly

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Sapphire is the author of American Dreams, a collection of poetry which was cited by Publishers Weekly as, "One of the strongest debut collections of the nineties." Push, her novel, won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and, in Great Britain, the Mind Book of the Year Award. Push was named by the Village Voice and Time Out New York as one of the top ten books of 1996. Push was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work of Fiction. About her most recent book of poetry Poet's and Writer's Magazine wrote, "With her soul on the line in each verse, her latest collection, Black Wings & Blind Angels, retains Sapphire's incendiary power to win hearts and singe minds."
 
Sapphire's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. In February of 2007 Arizona State University presented PUSHing Boundaries, PUSHing Art: A Symposium on the Works of Sapphire. Sapphire's work has been translated into eleven languages and has been adapted for stage in the United States and Europe. Precious, the film adaption of her novel, recently won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance (2009).

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1965 Cont./gorilla In The Midst #3
1965/gorilla In The Midst #2
1989/gorilla In The Midst #1
The '70's/gorilla In The Midst #4
The '70s Cont./gorilla In The Midst #5
The '70s Cont./gorilla In The Midst #6
American Dreams
Are You Ready To Rock?
Autopsy Report 86-13504
Boys Love Baseball (or A Quarter Boys A Lot In 1952)
Breaking Karma #1(the Kaleidoscope With The Rabbit's Bride)1
Breaking Karma #1(the Kaleidoscope With The Rabbit's Bride)2
Breaking Karma #1(the Kaleidoscope With The Rabbit's Bride)3
Breaking Karma #2 (or Hole Of The Kaleidoscope Grows Dark)
Breaking Karma #3: 1
Breaking Karma #3: 2
Breaking Karma #4: 1
Breaking Karma #4: 2
California Dreamin'
In My Father's House: 1
In My Father's House: 2
In My Father's House: 3
In My Father's House: 4
In My Father's House: 5
Mickey Mouse Was A Scorpio
One Day
Poem For Jennifer, Marla, Tawana & Me: 1
Poem For Jennifer, Marla, Tawana & Me: 2
Poem For Jennifer, Marla, Tawana & Me: 3
Poem For Jennifer, Marla, Tawana & Me: 4
Poem For Jennifer, Marla, Tawana & Me: 5
Rabbit Man: 1
Rabbit Man: 2
Rabbit Man: 3
Rabbit Man: 4
Where Jimi Is
Wild Thing
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