Rise up singing : Black women writers on motherhood / edited by Cecelie S. Berry

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Subjects: Mothers--Literary collections
Motherhood--Literary collections
Mother and child--Literary collections
African American women--Literary collections
American literature--African American authors
African American women authors--Biography
Women and literature--United States
American literature--Women authors
Mother and child--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Doubleday : 2004
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: 290 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Marian Wright Edelman 1
Introduction / Cecelie S. Berry 5
Sect. I. Aria of the matriarch
Our grandmothers / Maya Angelou 17
Ernestine : a grandmother's memories / Jewell Parker Rhodes 22
My daughters and me / Faith Ringgold 38
Margaret : a mother for all seasons / Jewelle Taylor Gibbs 53
Everyday use / Alice Walker 67
Nineteen thirty-seven / Edwidge Danticat 78
Sect. II. Dream song : a mother's interior world
Daystar / Rita Dove 91
Mother / Andrea Lee 92
Slip and fall / Cecelie S. Berry 102
An unnatural woman / Martha Southgate 114
When wild southern women raise daughters / Evelyn Coleman 120
Unmasking step-motherhood / Deborah Roberts 127
The complex mathematics of mothering / A. J. Verdelle 133
Goin' round the bend / Melba Newsome 141
Sect. III. Torch song for mother and child
The lost baby poem / Lucille Clifton 151
Many rivers to cross / June Jordan 153
Mother, unconceived / Erin Aubry Kaplan 163
Good night moon / Felicia Ward 168
Mother's house / Tananarive Due 183
Linda Devine's daughters / Carolyn Ferrell 190
Sect. IV. The round : rowing gently down the stream
From "The children of the poor", verse 6 / Gwendolyn Brooks 217
Dancer of the world / Patricia Smith 218
A miracle every day / Marita Golden 227
Elementary lessons / Rita Coburn Whack 242
My girl / Bethany M. Allen 249
Welcome to the world / Dawn Turner Trice 255
Too blessed to be stressed / Suzan D. Johnson Cook 261
A new balance / Florence Ladd 270
Journeys / Maxine Clair 274
Permissions 279
Contributors 281
Additional Authors: Berry, Cecelie S
Notes: LCCN: 2003068823
ISBN: 0385509030
Contents: Our grandmothers / by Maya Angelou -- Ernestine : a granddaughter's memories / by Jewell Parker Rhodes -- My daughters and me / by Faith Ringgold -- Margaret : a mother for all seasons / by Jewelle Taylor Gibbs -- Everyday use / by Alice Walker -- Nineteen thirty-seven / by Edwidge Danticat -- Daystar / by Rita Dove -- Mother / by Andrea Lee -- Slip and fall / by Cecelie S. Berry -- An unnatural woman / by Martha Southgate -- When wild southern women raise daughters / by Evelyn Coleman -- Unmasking step-motherhood / by Deborah Roberts -- The complex mathematics of mothering / by Aj Verdelle -- Goin' round the bend / by Melba Newsome -- the lost baby poem / by Lucille Clifton -- Many rivers to cross / by June Jordan -- Mother, unconceived / by Erin Aubry Kaplan -- Good night moon / by Felicia Ward -- Mother's house / by Tananarive Due -- Linda Devine's daughters / by Carolyn Ferrell -- From The children of the poor / by Gwendolyn Brooks -- Dancer of the world / by Patricia Smith -- A miracle every day / by Marita Golden -- Elementary lessons / by Rita Coburn Whack -- My girl / by Bethany M. Allen -- Welcome to the world / by Dawn Turner Trice -- Too blessed to be stressed / by Suzan D. Johnson Cook -- A new balance / by Florence Ladd -- Journeys / by Maxine Clair
OCLC Number: 53903563
ISBN/ISSN: 0385509030