Captivity (Pitt Poetry Series) (Paperback)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822954224, 88pp.
Publication Date: December 19, 1989
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Praise For Captivity (Pitt Poetry Series)…
“Captivity is a work of deep power and music. In the title poem, the speaker’s uncle displays animal pelts, blowing on the fur to show us its ‘shining underlife.’ Toi Derricotte’s poems show us our underlife, tender and dreadful. And they are vibrant poems, poems in the voice of the living creature, the one who escaped—and paused, and turned back, and saw, and cried out. This is one of the most beautiful and necessary voices in American poetry today.”
“Toi Derricotte has lifted herself, and so she is able to transform experience into significant thought.”