AUTHOR: Ana Castillo
PUBLISHER: Anchor
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 2001
PAGES: 144
ISBN:
9780385720731

I Ask the Impossible: Poems

by Ana Castillo

With the poems inĀ 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.”

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Poet Ana Castillo identifies as bisexual.

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