American SpikenardeBook - 2007
If everyone decided to call themselves a girl / that word would stop." In this award-winning volume of authoritative and assertive poems, Sarah Vap embarks on an emotional journey to the land of America's female children. Questioning, contradicting, radically and restlessly demanding acceptance, she searches for a way to move from serious girlhood to womanly love. Demonstrating the seriousness of female childhood-which is as dangerous and profound as war, economics, and history, that is, as manhood, in her view-Vap reveals the extremes of self-doubt and self-righteousness inherent in being a c.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, Ă2007
Characteristics: data file,rda 1 online resource (79 pages)