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Elegy For A Scarred Shoulder Karen S. Williams

Elegy For A Scarred Shoulder

Karen S. Williams

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ISBN : 9780971821439
Paperback
122 pages
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Poetry. African American Studies. This focused first collection chronicles 300 years of African American medical experience, primarily exposing the outrage of health disparities, but also highlighting the groundbreaking work of Black physicians.MorePoetry. African American Studies. This focused first collection chronicles 300 years of African American medical experience, primarily exposing the outrage of health disparities, but also highlighting the groundbreaking work of Black physicians. Composed of both individual and collective histories, and meticulously researched, it is as absorbing as a novel, but its ultimate aim is justice. Williams says it best in her Authors Note: ELEGY FOR A SCARRED SHOULDER works to remind readers of the complexities, concerns and needs of the Black body, and how this and other bodies of color, bodies fearfully and wonderfully made, are worthy of protection, personal and community longevity, and quality affordable healthcare. Her poems achieve this goal mightily, and they speak with many voices--University of Arizona Poetry Center.