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On Saturdays, I Santana With You E. Ethelbert Miller

On Saturdays, I Santana With You

E. Ethelbert Miller

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ISBN : 9781931896504
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75 pages
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Another collection by a poet that the late Liam Rector described as a Ghandi in our national literary world. These poems are sensual, erotic, and political, and read like revelations. From Iraq to the bedroom, E. Ethelbert Miller is aware ofMoreAnother collection by a poet that the late Liam Rector described as a Ghandi in our national literary world. These poems are sensual, erotic, and political, and read like revelations. From Iraq to the bedroom, E. Ethelbert Miller is aware of borders and boundaries. His vision is upheld by a belief that love transforms the individual and the community.The widow of BaghdadAfter another funeralthe widow removes her black dressand turns it over to darknesswhereit hangs itself in the corner of the room.Turning to look into her mirrorshe discovers a lump in her breast-a bomb resting in her hands.In Baghdad even soft things explodeA husbands smile sleeps on a sidewalkglass glittering instead of teeth.E. Ethelbert Miller was born in New York City in 1950. Author of eight collections of poetry, he is the founder and director of the Ascension Poetry Reading Series and the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University.