A formal feeling comes: poems in form by contemporary women
A collection of poems by women belonging to the New Formalism movement. One of their number, Sonia Sanchez, writes: "I say, step back sisters, we're rising from the dead, / I say, step back Johnnies, we're dancing on our heads."
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