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This collection was written during a crisis in the writer's life. From the back cover: "This collection is appropriately set as a collection of poems addressed to people who have died, or to incidents that I have felt almost as a living death. It is also about influences which have made me live. - Lumza Umpierre (From the introduction)" "Umpierre uses the writing of poetry to claim her voice and speak her wholeness. Hers is the voice of a consummated poet who has learned to treasure the fruitfulness of pain and fragmentation. For Christine is as electrifying as "the Margarite Poems. - Gladys M. Jimenex (feminist historian and cultural critic)" In a language that is at once searing and lyrical, ....takes the reader to the depths of intense pain, humiliation, and constant struggle. These poems, so personal and heart-felt, are an act of courage that unmasks the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of unmitigaged hate and violence. For Christine graphically confirms that survival does not come easy and that the scars of the struggle leave a trace which forever remains. - Lourdes Torres (University of Kentucky)"
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Book Description Professional Press, Chapel Hill, 1995. Paperback. 45p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Poetry, in English and Spanish, by Puerto Rican lesbian author. Seller Inventory # 81886