by Sharon Dennis Wyeth


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Black Eye presents domestic violence witnessed by a child and its impact. Alternately dramatic and surreal, the poems also lend insight to a complex African American identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635344639
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 04/27/2018
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

Sharon Dennis Wyeth's poetry has appeared in Cura Magazine, Squaw Valley Review, The Hollins Critic, and Cave Canem Anthologies. A graduate of Harvard University with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hunter College, Ms. Wyeth is a member of the Cave Canem fellowship of African American poets. She is also the author of award winning children's and young adult books-Something Beautiful, The Granddaughter Necklace and others. A native of Washington, D.C., she lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband, author and consultant Sims Wyeth.

Table of Contents

Age Three: in the Quiet 1

The Closet 2

Mother’s Back 3

In a white enveloped marked

Do not open until my death: 4

Caption: Black eye 5

Ghost Gossip 6

Dog Dream 1 10

Remarkable 11

Weather 12

“Cracker” 13

Dog Dream 2 17

Scribe 18

Buttons 19

Premonition 20

Tale 21

They 22

Poison 23

Behind a Blue Door 24

Her Blood 25

The Sin of It 26

Chain 27

Raindrops 28

sug” 29

Tikar Reunion 30

Dog Dream 3 31

Hibiscus 32

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