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Coming Clean – Adrienne Lewis

Coming Clean - Adrienne Lewis

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Paper, perfect bound, 30 pp
$8.00 plus s&h
2003, ISBN 0-932412-21-1

The poem as a form of prayer is one of poetry’s earliest traditions. In the lyric poems of this strong first book, Adrienne Lewis explores the nexus of faith and sexuality as experienced in the dilemmas of marriage and family life.

by Adrienne Lewis

For those on earth can much advance us here.
— Dante

Catholics have it all wrong: Purgatory
is not in the afterlife. It is the aisle in a grocery store
where your husband ignores you, the bed covers
you lie beneath alone. Never knowing if

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Occupied Territory – Evelyn Wexler

Occupied Territory - Evelyn Wexler

Occupied Territory – Evelyn Wexler

Paper, perfect bound, 80 pp
$10 plus s&h
1994, ISBN 0-932412-06-8

“These intense, visceral poems cover the territory occupied by fear, pain, memory, loss and desire. The ultimate paradigm is that of the self–dual embodiment of victim and aggressor. Wexler’s clear, steady voice convinces us that everything is both personal and political.” — Jane Flanders

The Suitcase
by Evelyn Wexler

for Lukacs Denes

When he was nine
and on the run,
his mother gave him
a small maroon
leather suitcase.
He carried it with him
to all the places.
Taped inside the lid,
a cellophane envelope
of cyanide, in case
they caught him alive.

He lived

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