Looking for Home: Women Writing About Exile

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Disappeared Woman: 1 by Marjorie Agosin
Kneading Bread by Teresa Anderson
Santos And Stones by J. Delayne Barber
She Drives by Sophie Cabot Black
Sunday Afternoon At The State Hospital by Marilyn J. Boe
Bottled by Jill Breckenridge
Unlocking The Doors by Jill Breckenridge
How She Operates by Grace Caroline Bridges
Lisa's Ritual, Age 10 by Grace Caroline Bridges
Nochebuena by Rosario Caicedo
The Lesson by Kathleen Cain
Returned American by Kathleen Cain
Plantings by Catalina Cariaga
The Photo That Watches by Carlota Caulfield
The Administrator by Marilyn Mei Ling Chin
Exile's Letter: After The Failed Revolution by Marilyn Mei Ling Chin
First Lessons, Redux by Marilyn Mei Ling Chin
Farewell by Florence Chard Dacey
The Left Eye Of Odin by Regina Decormier-shekerjian
This Spring by Regina Decormier-shekerjian
At Mt. Auburn Cemetery by Diana Der-hovanessian
Radio Yerevan by Diana Der-hovanessian
Without You I Am by Diana Der-hovanessian
A Single Space by Norita Dittberner-jax
Sondra by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Yuba City School by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
My First Memory, Switzerland, Circa 1947 by Joan (thaler) Dobbie
Things Grow Up Out Of The Dark by Joan (thaler) Dobbie
For My Mother, Who Lives: 4 by Lorraine Jean Duggin
Learning My Father's Language by Lorraine Jean Duggin
Second Language by Christine Dumaine
You Call Me By Old Names: How Strange by Rhina Polonia Espaillat
Exile by Marta Fenyves
Emigrant - Immigrant I by Rina Ferrarelli
Emigrant - Immigrant Ii by Rina Ferrarelli
The Leaving by Margot Fortunato
Fish Story: How Language Carries Us Into The Unknown by Brigitte Frase
Homegoing by Brigitte Frase
On Returning by Brigitte Frase
Put A Woman Into The Memory Box by Brigitte Frase
Oradour-sur-glane. Silence by Lucia Cordell Getsi
The Parachutist's Wife by Sandra M. Gilbert
Coyote's Disguise As A Man Is Up by Diane Glancy
Macenattowawin (birch Bark Biting) by Diane Glancy
The Move 5 Houses Down The Street In A Day by Diane Glancy
Raid On A Cheyenne Village by Diane Glancy
Then by Diane Glancy
Exiles by Judy F. Ham
Freedom by Carolina Hospital
The Mother Tongue by Carolina Hospital
Handful Of Pebbles, Mouthful Of Stones by Pegatha Hughes
Traveling Back by Sara Hunter
Invisible Boundaries by Maureen Viola Hurley
Inner Mongolia - The Grasslands by Sibyl James
Short Wave In Shanghai by Sibyl James
Green Market, New York by Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Mennonites by Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Where We Are by Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Case Study: Abuse, But The Girl's Room Clean . . . by Gayle Rogers Kaune
Jerusalem Shadow by Melanie Kaye-kantrowitz
For A Woman Murdered While Running At Land's End, Oct. 1979 by Patricia Kirkpatrick
A Few Words In The Mother Tongue by Irena Klepfisz
Report From Another Country by Charlene Langfur
Exmatriate by Jacqueline Lapidus
Genealogy by Joan Larkin
In Western Massachusetts, Sixteen Months Sober by Joan Larkin
Remembering Mexico, 1969 by Barbara Lau
Those Who Want Out by Denise Levertov
Mother by Bea Liu
For The Record; In Memory Of Eleanor Bumpurs by Audre Lorde
My Mother's Homeland by Belkis Cuza Male
Racial Memories by Elizabeth Mische John
Portrait by Beverly Acuff Momoi
The Quickness Of Fear by Beverly Acuff Momoi
Another Time Track by Ilze Mueller
Invisibility Poem: Lesbian by Ilze Mueller
Night Shift At The Fruit Cannery by Ilze Mueller
Picture From My Cousin by Ilze Mueller
Poem For My Grandmother's Grandmother by Leslea Newman
Monarchs by Sharon Olds
Dust And Blue by Cynthia Olson
The Space Between by Ana Luisa Ortiz De Montellano
The Seed Is The Light Of The Earth; For Muriel Rukeyser by Christina V. Pacosz
Alien by Nancy Paddock
Epiphany by Nancy Paddock
Original Mind by Nancy Paddock
The Silos by Nancy Paddock
The Search by Nancy Peterson
The Edge by Sandra Price
Anticipation by Sheila Richter
The Doomsayers by Pattiann Rogers
Elinor Frost's Marble-topped Kneading Table by Pattiann Rogers
The Women I Knew by Lois Roma-deeley
Forked Tongue by Helen Ruggieri
Ohio Is The Iroquois Word For Beautiful by Helen Ruggieri
Unspoken World by Helen Ruggieri
Christmas In The Midwest by Maureen Seaton
Grief by Maureen Seaton
Harlem by Maureen Seaton
Russia 1914 %bolinas 1988 by Gail Shafarman
Return To Mankiller Flats, Oklahoma by Mary Crescenzo Simons
About Writing Poetry by Sophie Slingeland
Babouchka by Sophie Slingeland
The Alphabet By The Pool On A Sunday Afternoon by Lusia Slomkowska
Searching For Schupfen by Dona Luongo Stein
The Grand Tradition Of Western Culture by Julia Stein
Dialogue On Finding Someplace To Live; After Anne Sexton by Lori Storie-pahlitzsch
Against Simple Reading by Meredith Stricker
Bee Mother by Meredith Stricker
Foreigners by Meredith Stricker
Island by Meredith Stricker
The Other Side by Meredith Stricker
Diringer's The Alphabet: A Key To The History Of Mankind by Stephanie Strickland
Heirloom by Cinda Thompson
Imagination by Dina Uahupirapi
Pillar Of Flame by Barbara Unger
New York City Mira Mira Blues by Gloria Vando
Santa Fe Journey: 4. Chimayo by Gloria Vando
The New Refugee by Marisella Veiga
Burial by Alice Walker
Super-brave by Teresa Whitman
The Club by Mitsuye Yamada
I Learned To Sew by Mitsuye Yamada
Obon: Festival Of The Dead by Mitsuye Yamada
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

From Publishers Weekly:

This anthology of poetry by women, many born in other countries and now living in America, is cross-cultural yet unified by the theme of displacement. Using the traditional metaphor of exile, culture shock of an alien land, to express the disenfranchisement of all women, the book g speaks about lost identities that must be found again, languages that fall into the pidgin pool, suspended hopes for freedom. The poems, which often interpose words from other languages, represent the struggle for cultural recognition within a worldwide patriarchal order, of which America, for the writers included here, is the foremost symbol. Home is often identified with an absent mother and her role--as in "I Learned to Sew," a stunning narrative of immigration and social hierarchy--while America represents paternal authority, unconcerned with the needs and aspirations of its new daughters, some of them mail-order brides. This collection challenges the accepted social framework and forms an important though sometimes predictable contribution to contemporary writing by women. Keenan ( Household Wounds ) and Lloyd ( Tap Dancing for Big Mom ) are both poets.
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