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Living in Babylon: Poems and Performances
by Esther Iverem

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    List Price: $12.95
    Format: Paperback, 64 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9781592214105
    Imprint: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
    Publisher: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
    Parent Company: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
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    Book Description:
    Esther Iverem’s new collection of poems is a wide-ranging meditation that proves the adage that the personal is political, and the political is profoundly personal. As an active member of DC Poets Against the War, she is a member of a new generation of poets actively engaged in speaking truth to power in a new era of global empire. Praise for Iverem’s The Time: Portrait of a Journey Home: "Iverem is one of a growing cohort of young poets whose inaugural volumes promise that 21st century African American literature will be both brilliant and incendiary—in the tradition. …There is a fresh and refreshing sensibility at work in her poetry. …With such a heart, with such a voice as Esther Iverem’s, we’re bound to win.” —Lorenzo Thomas, African American Review “Exuberant Iverem’s poems do more than just embrace the political. Her book is a document which describes just how entwined the personal and political are for African Americans in this country.” -Robyn Selman, New York Newsday "Esther Iverem … is one of the light-bearers, committed to an aesthetic of innovation, justice, and struggle. Her words bite, purr, snarl, scream, shout, spit, soar, sing and hit with the skilled ferocity of a master martial artist. You don’t quite know what hit you." —Fred Ho, Composer and Bandleader Blurbs on recent work: ”Most moving”—DC Indy Media “Remarkable”—Sarah Browning, DC Poets Against the War

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