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Looking for Home: Women Writing about Exile (1990) [Anthology]
by Marjorie Agosin Teresa Anderson J. Delayne Barber Sophie Cabot Black Marilyn Boe Jill Breckenridge Grace Caroline Bridges Rosario Caicedo Kathleen Cain Catalina Cariaga Carlota Caulfield Marilyn Chin Florence Dacey Regina deCormier-Shekerjian Diana Der Hovanessian Norita Dittberner-Jax Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Joan Dobbie Lorraine Duggin Christine Dumaine Rhina Espaillat Marta Fenyves Rina Ferrarelli Margot Fortunato Brigitte Frase Lucia Cordell Getsi Sandra M. Gilbert Diane Glancy Judy F. Ham Carolina Hospital Pegatha Hughes Sara Hunter Maureen Hurley Sibyl James Julia Kasdorf Gayle Kaune Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz Patricia Kirkpatrick Irena Klepfisz Charlene Langfur Jaqueline Lapidus Joan Larkin Barbara Lau Denise Levertov Bea Liu Audre Lorde Belkis Cuza Malé Elizabeth Mische John Beverly Acuff Momoi Ilze Mueller Lesléa Newman Sharon Olds Cynthia Olson Ana Luisa Ortiz de Montellano Christina Pacosz Nancy Paddock Nancy Peterson Sandra Price Sheila Richter Pattiann Rogers Lois Roma-Deeley Helen Ruggieri Maureen Seaton Gail Shafarman Mary Crescenzo Simons Sophie Slingeland Luisa Slomkowska Julia Stein Dona Luongo Stein Lorie Storie-Pahlitzsch Meredith Stricker Stephanie Strickland Cinda Thompson Dina Uahupirapi Gloria Vando Marisella Veiga Alice Walker Teresa Whitman Mitsuye Yamada Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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The contemporary women writers in this anthology reflect and meditate, rage and bless, as they tell their stories, and their ancestors' stories: of migration, of alienation, and of visions of mew worlds - speaking to the common concerns and passionate connections between women of many cultures. These poems offer many definitions of what it is to be excluded: the experience of learning a new language; living in two cultures; being forced by war to emigrate; choosing to leave a homeland; living a life of alienation, of illness, chemical dependency, or exile from the dominant culture.

This book includes many poems by women born in other countries who now write in English. Some of their native languages are Armenian, French, German, Japanese, Latvian, Spanish, and Yiddish. Bilingual poems also successfuly incorporate a native language into the text.
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Edited by Deborah Keenan and Roseann Lloyd

ONE: "Voices tie us closer than the printed news..."
- Carolina Hospital: The Mother Tongue
- Stephanie Strickland: Diringer's The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind
- Irena Klepfisz: Etlikhe verter oyf mame loshn / A few words in the mother tongue
- Ana Luisa Ortiz de Montellano: The Space Between
- Helen Ruggieri: Ohio is the Iroquois Word for Beautiful
- Helen Ruggieri: Unspoken World
- Sibyl James: Short Waves in Shanghai
- Meredith Stricker: Against Simple Reading
- Rhina P. Espaillat: You Call Me by Old Names
- Helen Ruggieri: Forked Tongue
- Maureen Hurley: Invisible Boundaries
- Carolina Hospital: Freedom
- Sophie Slingeland: About Writing Poetry
- Diana Der Hovanessian: Without You I Am
TWO: "Say that I am not going back / I am staying here"
- Mitsuye Yamada: I Learned to Sew
- Lorraine Duggin: Learning My Father's Language
- Leslea Newman: Poem for My Grandmother's Grandmother
- Rina Ferrarelli: Emigrant/Immigrant I
- Rina Ferrarelli: Emigrant/Immigrant II
- Sophie Slingeland: Babouchka
- Julia Kasdorf: Mennonites
- Diane Glancy: Raid on a Cheyenne Village
- Diana Der Hovanessian: Radio Yerevan
- Kathleen Cain: The Lesson
- Catalina Cariaga: Plantings
- Pattiann Rogers: Elinor Frost's Marble-topped Kneading Table
- Nancy Paddock: The Silos
- Regina deCormier-Shekerjian
- Diana Der Hovanessian: At Mt. Aubern Cemetary
- Elizabeth Mische Johe: Racial Memories
- Julia Stein: The Grand Tradition of Western Culture
- Luisa Slomkowska: The Alphabet by the Pool on a Sunday Afternoon
- Lois Roma-Deeley: The Women I Knew
- Cinda Thompson: Heirloom
- Alice Walker: Burial
THREE: "The first words that were mine..."
- Marta Fenyves: Exile
- Marjorie Agosin: Disappeared Women I
- Marisella Veiga: A New Refugee
- Julia Kasdorf: Green Market, New York
- Brigitte Frase: Homegoing
- Chitra Divakaruni: Yuba City School
- Ilze Mueller: Invisibility Poem: Lesbian
- Maureen Seaton: Christmas in the Midwest
- Carlota Caulfield: Le Foto Que Mira/The Photo That Watches
- Maureen Seaton: Grief
- Beverly Acuff Momoi: the quickness of fear
- Beverly Acuff Momoi: Portrait
- Chitra Divakaruni: Sondra
- Rosario Caicedo: Nochebuena
- Barbara Lau: Remembering Mexico, 1969
- Gloria Vando: New York City Mira Mira Blues
- Marilyn Chin: The Administrator
- Ilze Mueller: Night Shift at the Fruit Cannery
- Julia Kasdorf: Where We Are
- Sandra M. Gilbert: The Parachutist's Wife
- Barbara Unger: Pillar of Flame
- Marilyn Chin: First Lessons
- Gail Shafarman: Russia 1914/Bolinas 1988
- Jaqueline Lapidus: Exmatriate
- Belkis Cuza Male: My Mother's Homeland
- Bea Liu: Mother
FOUR: "Not sure of weather or welcome..."
- Marilyn Boe: Sunday Afternoon at the State Hospital
- Lucia Cordell Getsi: Oradour-sur-Glane. Silence
- Gayle Kaune: Case Study
- Lorraine Duggin: IV. for My Mother, Who Lives
- Pegatha Hughes: Handful of Pebbles, Mouthful of Stones
- Sheila Richter: Anticipation
- Nancy Paddock: Mien
- Florence Dacey: Farewell
- Teresa Whitman: Super-Brave
- Mitsuye Yamada: The Club
- Joan Larkin: Genealogy
- Jill Breckerridge: Bottled
- Jill Breckerridge: Unlocking the Doors
- Grace Caroline Bridges: Lisa's Ritual, Age 10
FIVE: "Then there is earth I say..."
- Denise Levertov: Those Who Want Out
- Ilze Mueller: Picture from My Cousin
- Cynthia Olson: Dust and Blue
- Patricia Kirkpatrick: For a Woman Murdered While Running at Land's End, October 1979
- Ilse Mueller: Another Time Track
- Gloria Vando: Chimayc
- Joan Dobbie: My First Memory, Switzerland, Circa 1947
- Dina Uahupirapi: Imagination
- Brigitte Frase: Fish Story: How Language Carries Us into the Unknown
- Sibyl James: Inner Mongolia - The Grasslands
- J. Delayne Barber: Santos and Stones
- Meredith Stricker: Foreigners
- Sharon Olds: Monarchs
- Christine Dumaine: Second Language
- Joan Dobbie: Things Grow Up Out of the Dark
- Joan Larkin: In Western Massachusetts, Sixteen Months Sober
SIX: "On this land, still marked with familiar footprints..."
- Brigitte Frase: On Returning
- Sara Hunter: Traveling Back
- Mitsuye Yamada: Obor: Festival of the Dead
- Brigitte Frase: Put a Woman into the Memory Box
- Dona Luongo Stein: Searching for Schüpfen
- Kathleen Cain: Returned American
- Mary Crescenzo Simons: Return to Mankiller Flats, Oklahoma
- Marilyn Chin: Exile's Letter: After the Failed Revolution
- Meredith Stricker: The Other Side
SEVEN: "The more a thing is torn / the more places it can connect."
- Christina Pacosz: The Seed is the Light of the Earth
- Diane Glancy: Macenattowawin (Birch Bark Biting)
- Diane Glancy: The Move Five Houses Down the Street in a Day
- Maureen Seaton: Harlem
- Sophie Cabot Black: She Drives
- Pattiann Rogers: The Doomsayers
- Nancy Paddock: Epiphany
- Grace Caroline Bridges: How She Operates
- Lori Storie-Pahlitzsch: Dialogue on Finding Someplace to Live
- Nancy Paddock: Original Mind
- Charlene Langfur: Report from Another Country
- Audre Lorde: For the Record
- Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz: Jerusalem Shadow
- Regina deCormier-Shekerjian: This Spring
- Sandra Price: The Edge
- Diane Glancy: Then
- Diane Glancy: Coyote's Disguise as a Man is Up
- Teresa Anderson: Kneading Bread
- Meredith Stricker: ISLAND

Original title: Looking for Home: Women Writing About Exile
Original languages: English


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