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At Home on the Edge©
by Lisa A Stafford   

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Publisher: ISBN-10:  1605856126


Copyright:  2005 ISBN-13:  9781605856124

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At Home on the Edge, is a collection of poems.

In the tradition of Sanchez and Giovanni, Stafford explores feminist, political and cultural issues in her poetry. Her moving poetry, both thought provoking and provocative, celebrates the expanse of African American culture and examines the painful silences of inequality and racism. Her poetry has a breathless energy, which goes from raw emotion to the still inner thoughts of an individual living life precariously - on the edge.


Blue blues
Dark with clouds of grey,
Hover over long nights,
And slow, creeping days.
Bluest blues
Blinding sad,
Beat heavy on my heart
Like an old punching bag.
I’m getting too old to
Weather them blows.
Mean blues
Beat me senseless,
No use fighting no more.
My eyes is black.
My lips are bust.
Turned my last trick for blues
Lying down in the dust.
Can’t blame it on my man
Or the hard times I had,
Just got the mark of the blues
Sitting on my forehead.

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Reader Reviews for "At Home on the Edge©"

Reviewed by Jennifer McFadden 10/6/2010
A wonderful heartfelt poem!

Reviewed by victoria hitchcock-courville 6/21/2008
i'd love to read the book, it sounds very interesting
Reviewed by Angel Editing 6/7/2008
Hi, I love this poem; it has a great feel, with powerful and emotive lines; good flow. I would be interested in reading more.
Mark, Angel Editing

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