AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
Happy 4th of July!
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Robert Davis, iSage Sweetwater, iJ. Joy Matthews Alford - Sistah Joy, iPhyllis Jean Green, iWilliam Bonilla, iMyles Saulibio, iRichard Orey, i

  Home > Poetry > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Maura Alia Badji

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· 1 Titles
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: May, 2010

Maura Alia Badji, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Resculpting: poems
by Maura Alia Badji   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Category: 

Poetry

Publisher:  Paper Boat Press ISBN-10:  096425113 Type: 
Pages: 

40

Copyright:  October 1995
Non-Fiction

Amazon
Barnes & Noble.com
Powell's Books
TheMoxieBee

Poems from Maura Alia Badji (Bramkamp) tracing journey from surviving abuse & incest with spirit intact--thriving, rather than just surviving.

Poems from Maura Alia Badji (Bramkamp), graduate of Universityof WA 's MFA in Creative Writing (1998),  and former resident of Olympic Peninsula and Seattle. 

Excerpt
Resculpting

I can give myself a mouth,
put my language in it.
I can free my throat,
sing and shout,
Breathe!
I can open my eyes this time.
No, it's not just my perception.
I can burst the infection
that has fed on my heart,
apply a healing balm.
I can raze the wall
that guards my middle, let some
feeling in.
I can sprout back my arms and legs.
Yes, it's time to dance.
I can sway my hips again,
reclaim my sex, my sass.
I can feel my strong feet
on the solid ground
and know I'm all here at last.














Professional Reviews

Splitting Open
A long time ago when Muriel Rukeyser said the world would split open if one woman told the truth about her life, this is the poetry she had in mind.
---Frances Mayes, author (Under the Tuscan Sun; The Discovery of Poetry )


The Healing Power of Poetry
In one of her poems, Maura Bramkamp writes 'We had long learned the truth. There is no crime/ if there is no proof.' But Maura's strong courageous poetic voice IS proof, proof that she is a survivor and that the power of poetry can heal us."

--Jana Harris, author, (Oh How Can I Keep On Singing? : Voices of Pioneer Women, The Pearl of Ruby City, and Manhattan As A Second Language, etc)



Soul Sister
In Maura Alia Bramkamp's poetry I find a true soul sister, a woman who has journeyed to the dark heart of her pain, then kept on going till she came out the other side into a sunlit place of determination, joy, and spiritual renewal."

--Margot Silk Forrest editor, The Healing Woman, author, artisa, shoe designer)


Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!



Popular Poetry Books
  1. Through the Mist
  2. Heart & Soul
  3. Glimpses
  4. Between Sweetwater and Sand
  5. To the Heart: A poetry collection
  6. Carrboro Poetica
  7. Twilight years
  8. DO YOU SEE...WHAT I SEE
  9. Sublime Planet, A Chapbook Celebrating the
  10. Dancing Toward the Light . . .the journey

Lotus Woman by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

WorksOfGath Books ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.