I Ask the Impossible: Poems (An Anchor Book Original)

By: Castillo, Ana

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First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 121 pp. Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as una storyteller de primera, and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as impossible to resist, returns to her first love--poetry--to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fervent embrace of the sensual world. With the poems in I Ask the Impossible, Castillo celebrates the strength that is a woman...buried deep in [her] heart. Whether memorializing real-life heroines who have risked their lives for humanity, spinning a lighthearted tale for her young son, or penning odes to mortals, gods, goddesses, Castillo's poems are eloquent and rich with insight. She shares over twelve years of poetic inspiration, from her days as a writer who once wrote poems in a basement with no heat, through the tenderness of motherhood and bitterness of loss, to the strength of love itself, which can make the impossible a simple act. Radiant with keen perception, wit, and urgency, sometimes erotic, often funny, this inspiring collection sounds the unmistakable voice of a woman on fire? / and more worthy than stone.

Title: I Ask the Impossible: Poems (An Anchor Book Original)

Author: Castillo, Ana

Categories: Poetry, Modern First Editions, Latin American, American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2001

ISBN Number: 0385720734

ISBN Number 13: 9780385720731

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270630

Keywords: ANA CASTILLO CONTEMPORARY POETRY POEMS VERSE MEXICAN AMERICAN LITEARTURE,