American Sonnets

Title: American Sonnets

Author: Wanda Coleman

Publisher: Light and Dust Books and Woodland Pattern Book Center

Publication Year: 1994

ISBN: 0879240695

American Sonnets," published in 1994, showcases Coleman's mastery of the sonnet form while boldly addressing themes of race, class, gender, and identity in America. Through her distinctive voice and lyrical style, Coleman challenges conventional notions of love, power, and belonging, providing readers with a provocative glimpse into the complexities of contemporary life. Each sonnet within the collection acts as a miniature narrative, offering a candid portrayal of the struggles and triumphs of everyday existence, presented with precision and honesty. Ultimately, "American Sonnets" stands as a testament to Coleman's poetic skill and her unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of the American experience.

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