Another America | 1992
Barbara Kingsolver’s luminous book of poems is a deeply moving and beautifully crafted exploration of American society and our individual place within it. With stunning imagery, the poems give voice to themes ranging from resistance to violence and war to finding one’s inner courage and strength as a woman. As in her fiction, Kingsolver’s poetry rings with a richness of language and spirit, eloquently expressing her insights with great compassion.
“The best of American political poetry, melding emotion and analysis, daily life and national issues, voice and heart.”
“This powerful collection of poetry deals with protest against political and social repression experienced by ordinary people, particularly women, under military regimes in Central and South America during the last 20 years. Through vivid imagery and compelling messages, Kingsolver makes a passionate appeal to end the suffering of victims of revolution, oppression, and war.”
“… her poems present a vision of an underprivileged America redressed, and are, in that respect, songs of hope and longing as opposed to howls of protest and despair.”