We Heal from Memory
Sexton, Corde, Anzaldua, and the Poetry of Witness
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Through an examination of the poetry of Anne Sexton, Audre Lorde, and Gloria Anzald a, We Heal From Memory paints a vivid picture of how our culture carries a history of traumatic violence - child sexual abuse, the ownership and enforcement of women's sexuality under slavery, the transmission of violence through generations, and the destruction of non-white cultures and their histories through colonization. According to Cassie Premo Steele, the poetry of Sexton, Lorde, and Anzald a allows us to witness and to heal from such disparate traumatic events.
Palgrave MacMillan, 9780312233426, 221pp.
Publication Date: January 2, 2001
About the Author
CASSIE PREMO STEELE teaches Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina.