Crime Against Nature

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Firebrand Books, 1990 - Poetry - 120 pages
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"Designated as the prestigious 1989 Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets, and winner of the 1991 American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Book Award, Pratt's Crime Against Nature is a stunning achievement. This beautifully crafted sequence of poems takes its title from language in the statute under which the author could have been prosecuted as a lesbian if she had sought legal custody of her children. These are poems of despair, self-doubt, sexual bliss, sexual shame, exhilaration, rage, hope, victory. In Crime Against Nature, Pratt breathes new life into the words lesbian, poet, mother. Without contradiction or self-denial, she holds herself, her loves, and her children in a world of passion, of power being realized, of wholeness."--AUTHOR WEBSITE.

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About the author (1990)

Minnie Bruce Pratt is a poet, essayist, activist, and teacher. Her most recent poetry collection is Inside the Money Machine (Carolina Wren Press, 2010). CRIME AGAINST NATURE won the Lamont Poetry Prize in 1989.

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