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The Ringing Ear

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN : 9780820329260
Pages : 434 pages
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Download The Ringing Ear in PDF by Nikky Finney Full Book and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than one hundred contemporary black poets laugh at and cry about, pray for and curse, flee and return to the South in this collection of poems, which features contributions by Nikki Giovanni, Kevin Young, Cornelius Eady, Sonia Sanchez, and other notables. Simultaneous.


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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN : 0813175240
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Black Bone in PDF by Bianca Lynne Spriggs Full Book and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2018-02-23 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Appalachian region stretches from Mississippi to New York, encompassing rural areas as well as cities from Birmingham to Pittsburgh. Though Appalachia's people are as diverse as its terrain, few other regions in America are as burdened with stereotypes. Author Frank X Walker coined the term "Affrilachia" to give identity and voice to people of African descent from this region and to highlight Appalachia's multicultural identity. This act inspired a group of gifted artists, the Affrilachian Poets, to begin working together and using their writing to defy persistent stereotypes of Appalachia as a racially and culturally homogenized region. After years of growth, honors, and accomplishments, the group is acknowledging its silver anniversary with Black Bone. Edited by two newer members of the Affrilachian Poets, Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Jeremy Paden, Black Bone is a beautiful collection of both new and classic work and features submissions from Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Gerald Coleman, Crystal Wilkinson, Kelly Norman Ellis, and many others. This illuminating and powerful collection is a testament to a groundbreaking group and its enduring legacy.


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The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers

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Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN : 1611173485
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers in PDF by Tom Mack Full Book and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers expands the range of writers included in the landmark South Carolina Encyclopedia. This guide updates the entries on writers featured in the original encyclopedia and augments that list substantially with dozens of new essays on additional authors from the late eighteenth century to the present who have contributed to the Palmetto State’s distinctive literary heritage. Each profile in this concise reference includes essential biographical facts and critical assessments to place the featured writers in the larger context of South Carolina’s literary tradition. The guide comprises 127 entries written by more than seventy literary scholars, and it also highlights the sixty-five writers inducted thus far into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, which serves as the state’s literary hall of fame. Rich in natural beauty and historic complexity, South Carolina has long been a source of inspiration for writers. The talented novelists, essayists, poets, playwrights, journalists, historians, and other writers featured here represent the countless anonymous individuals who have shared tales and lore of South Carolina.


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Black Nature

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN : 0820334316
Pages : 426 pages
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Download Black Nature in PDF by Camille T. Dungy Full Book and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black Nature is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry--anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild. Camille T. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements. Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole. A Friends Fund Publication.


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Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000737160
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era in PDF by Tiffany Austin Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era is an edited collection of critical essays and poetry that investigates contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. Scores of contemporary writers have turned to elegiac poetry and prose in order to militate against the white supremacist logic that has led to recent deaths of unarmed black men, women, and children. This volume combines scholarly and creative understandings of the elegy in order to discern how mourning feeds our political awareness in this dystopian time as writers attempt to see, hear, and say something in relation to the bodies of the dead as well as to living readers. Moreover, this book provides a model for how to productively interweave theoretical and deeply personal accounts to encourage discussions about art and activism that transgress disciplinary boundaries, as well as lines of race, gender, class, and nation.


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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

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Publisher : UNC Press Books
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ISBN : 1469616645
Pages : 536 pages
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Download The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture in PDF by M. Thomas Inge Full Book and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.


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A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108586511
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Download A History of the Literature of the U.S. South: Volume 1 in PDF by Harilaos Stecopoulos Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of the Literature of the U.S. South provides scholars with a dynamic and heterogeneous examination of southern writing from John Smith to Natasha Trethewey. Eschewing a master narrative limited to predictable authors and titles, the anthology adopts a variegated approach that emphasizes the cultural and political tensions crucial to the making of this regional literature. Certain chapters focus on major white writers (e.g., Thomas Jefferson, William Faulkner, the Agrarians, Cormac McCarthy), but a substantial portion of the work foregrounds the achievements of African American writers like Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, and Sarah Wright to address the multiracial and transnational dimensions of this literary formation. Theoretically informed and historically aware, the volume's contributors collectively demonstrate how southern literature constitutes an aesthetic, cultural and political field that richly repays examination from a variety of critical perspectives.


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New Daughters of Africa

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Publisher : Myriad Editions
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ISBN : 1912408023
Pages : 840 pages
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Download New Daughters of Africa in PDF by Margaret Busby Full Book and published by Myriad Editions. This book was released on 2019-03-22 with total page 840 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby's groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the “silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women” (Washington Post). Published to international acclaim, it was hailed as “an extraordinary body of achievement...a vital document of lost history” (Sunday Times). New Daughters of Africa continues that mission for a new generation, bringing together a selection of overlooked artists of the past with fresh and vibrant voices that have emerged from across the globe in the past two decades, from Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA. Key figures join popular contemporaries in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them. Each of the pieces in this remarkable collection demonstrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood, honours the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and addresses the common obstacles women writers of colour face as they negotiate issues of race, gender and class, and confront vital matters of independence, freedom and oppression. Custom, tradition, friendships, sisterhood, romance, sexuality, intersectional feminism, the politics of gender, race, and identity—all and more are explored in this glorious collection of work from over 200 writers. New Daughters of Africa spans a wealth of genres—autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, politics, journalism, essays and speeches—to demonstrate the diversity and remarkable literary achievements of black women who remain under-represented, and whose works continue to be under-rated, in world culture today. Featuring women across the diaspora, New Daughters of Africa illuminates the richness and cultural history of this original continent and its enduring influence, while reflecting our own lives and issues today. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this essential volume honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them—and all of us.


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New Daughters of Africa

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 0241997011
Pages : 798 pages
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Download New Daughters of Africa in PDF by Various Authors Full Book and published by Random House. This book was released on 2022-08-25 with total page 798 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nearly three decades after her pioneering anthology, Daughters of Africa, Margaret Busby curates an extraordinary collection of contemporary writing by 200 women writers of African descent, including Zadie Smith, Bernardine Evaristo and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A glorious portrayal of the richness and range of African women's voices, this major international book brings together their achievements across a wealth of genres. From Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA, overlooked artists of the past join key figures, popular contemporaries and emerging writers in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them, the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and their common obstacles around issues of race, gender and class. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this landmark anthology honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them-and all of us.


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The Best American Poetry 2022

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1982186704
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The Best American Poetry 2022 in PDF by David Lehman Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Matthew Zapruder picks the poems for the 2022 edition of The Best American Poetry, “a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune). Since 1988, The Best American Poetry series has been “one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets). Each volume presents a selection of the year’s most brilliant, striking, and innovative poems, with comments from the poets themselves lending insight into their work. For The Best American Poetry 2022 guest editor Matthew Zapruder, whose own poems are “for everyone, everywhere...democratic in [their] insights and feelings” (NPR), has selected the seventy-five new poems that represent American poetry today at its most dynamic. Chosen from print and online magazines, from the popular to the little-known, the selection is sure to capture the attention of both Best American Poetry loyalists and newcomers to the series. The series and guest editors contribute valuable introductory essays that illuminate the current state of American poetry.


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Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN : 0393352749
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin in PDF by Michael Warr Full Book and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2016-06-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This stunning work illuminates today’s black experience through the voices of our most transformative and powerful African American poets. Included in this extraordinary volume are the poems of 43 of America’s most talented African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize–winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tracy K. Smith, as well as the work of other luminaries such as Elizabeth Alexander, Ishmael Reed, and Sonia Sanchez. Included are poems such as “No Wound of Exit” by Patricia Smith, “We Are Not Responsible” by Harryette Mullen, and “Poem for My Father” by Quincy Troupe. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains personal essays on race such as “The Talk” by Jeannine Amber and works by Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka, and The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, as well as images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party. Taken together, Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America while also providing historical and cultural context. It serves as an excellent introduction to African American poetry and is a must-have for every reader committed to social justice and racial harmony.


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The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199640254
Pages : 727 pages
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Download The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English in PDF by Jeremy Noel-Tod Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-05-23 with total page 727 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.


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How God Ends Us

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Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN : 1611171709
Pages : 96 pages
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Download How God Ends Us in PDF by DéLana R. A. Dameron Full Book and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2012-07-23 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DéLana R. A. Dameron searches for answers to spiritual quandaries in her first collection of poems, How God Ends Us, selected by Elizabeth Alexander as the fourth annual winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. Dameron's poetry forms a lyrical conversation with an ominous and omnipotent deity, one who controls all matters of the living earth, including death and destruction. The poet's acknowledgement of the breadth of this power under divine jurisdiction moves her by turns to anger, grief, celebration, and even joy. From personal to collective to imagined histories, Dameron's poems explore essential, perennial questions emblemized by natural disasters, family struggles, racism, and the experiences of travel abroad. Though she reaches for conclusions that cannot be unveiled, her investigations exhibit the creative act of poetry as a source of consolation and resolution.


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The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2

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Publisher : Haymarket Books
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ISBN : 1608468704
Pages : 264 pages
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Download The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2 in PDF by Jamila Woods Full Book and published by Haymarket Books. This book was released on 2018-03-23 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A BreakBeat Poets anthology, Black Girl Magic celebrates and canonizes the words of Black women across the diaspora.


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Environmental and Nature Writing

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1472592549
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Environmental and Nature Writing in PDF by Sean Prentiss Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-11-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.


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Short-Form Creative Writing

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ISBN : 1350019917
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Short-Form Creative Writing in PDF by H. K. Hummel Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of extremely compressed works of imaginative literature. H. K. Hummel and Stephanie Lenox introduce both traditional and innovative approaches to the short form and demonstrate how it possesses structure, logic, and coherence while simultaneously resisting expectations. With discussion questions, writing prompts, flash interviews, and illustrated key concepts, the book covers: - Prose poetry - Flash fiction - Micro memoir - Lyric essay - Cross-genre/hybrid writing . . . and much more. Short-Form Creative Writing also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of short-form writing in all of the styles covered by the book, including work by Charles Baudelaire, Italo Calvino, Lydia Davis, Grant Faulkner, Ilya Kaminsky, Jamaica Kinkaid , and many others.


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100+ Black Women in Horror

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1387587137
Pages : 182 pages
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Download 100+ Black Women in Horror in PDF by Sumiko Saulson Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-02-11 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Containing the biographies of over one hundred black women who write horror, 100+ Black Women in Horror is a reference guide, a veritable who's who of female horror writers from the African Diaspora. It is an expansion of the original 2014 book 60 Black Women in Horror. February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). This list of black women who write horror was compiled at the intersection of the two. It consists of an alphabetical listing of the women with biographies, photos, and web addresses, as well as interviews with 17 of these women and an essay by David Watson on LA Banks and Octavia Butler.