Title

Scars/Stars

ISBN

9780983355731

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2013

Subjects

American poetry -- African American authors, American poetry -- Women authors, American poetry -- 21st century

Abstract

In her book Beloved, Toni Morrison describes the whip scars on a former slave’s back as a tree sprouting from her flesh. Walidah Imarisha’s first poetic collection Scars/Stars invokes this same process of alchemy, transforming both individual and collective scars into North Stars, guideposts that center us and keep us moving in the right direction. Scars/Stars reminds us that even in ravaged earth, something beautiful can still grow.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/34371

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