Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums (Paperback)

Love Poems (Bluestreak #7)

By Sonia Sanchez

Beacon Press, 9780807068434, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1999

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Like the Singing Coming off the Drums is a dazzling exploration of the intimate and public landscapes of passion from one of our master poets. In haiku, tanka, and sensual blues, Sonia Sanchez writes of the many forms love takes: burning, dreamy, disappointed, vulnerable. With words that revel and reveal, she shares love's painful beauty.

About the Author

Sonia Sanchez-award-winning poet, activist, scholar, and formerly the Laura Carnell professor of English and women's studies at Temple University-is the author of sixteen books, including Like the Singing Coming off the Drums, Does Your House Have Lions?, Wounded in the House of a Friend, and Shake Loose My Skin.

Praise For Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums: Love Poems (Bluestreak #7)

Praise for Sonia Sanchez:

"Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature's forest." -Maya Angelou

"With an unblinking and critical poet's eye, Sonia Sanchez has been setting her readers straight, telling the 'terrible beauty,' and reflecting images in ways that simultaneously solicit tears and laughter." -Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Ms.

"[Sanchez] looks deeply into that most dangerous of places--the heart." -Quarterly Black Review