Tender by Toi Derricotte
(Pitt Poetry Series)

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Her work reaches out into the black and white and comes up with meaning that is often complex and rich--in short, gray. . . . Derricotte delivers frankness and hope through her thoughtful probing of encounters with complex racial and sexual relations."--Publishers Weekly
 

About Toi Derricotte

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Derricotte was born in Detroit, Michigan. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. With Cornelius Eady she founded Cave Canem, a workshop retreat for African American poets.
 
Published June 1, 1997 by Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt). 83 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The wheel comes full circle in the last section, which is about a remarkable sexual reawakening, and ends with a startling short poem, ""Clitoris."" Derricotte delivers frankness and hope through her thoughtful probing of encounters with complex racial and sexual relations.

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