Desdemona's Fire: Poems

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Lotus Press, 1999 - Poetry - 61 pages
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While miscegenation has always been more a part of America's history than many want to admit, this first collection journeys boldly across a forbidden landscape in poems that are sometimes painful but always rewarding in the richness of their imagery and detail. Mythology and personal experience combine in an unforgettable sharing that will imprint itself indelibly on the consciousness of the discerning reader.

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Contents

Sisters
7
Braiding
14
Searching for the Zebra Finch
20
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Ruth Ellen Kocher is the daughter of white mother and an African American musician who never married, a fact that is reflected in many of the poems in this book. Shortly after receiving a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1990, she was a fellow at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. She received her Master of Fine Arts and her Ph.D at Arizona State University in 1944 and 1999, respectively. She has taught in colleges in Missouri and Illinois before relocating to the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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