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How to Sing to a Dago
Guernica Editions, Spring 1996
70 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550710281
ISBN10: 1550710281
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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The "Dago" in the title of this book of poems sings with irreverence and with fire. Whether she is writing about her family origins in such poems as "Italian Grocer" or "Mamma," or in the long evocative closing poem, "Birds Remembering," Rachel Guido deVries' perspective is that of a southern Italian American woman looking first at the world of family and lovers and friends, then focusing on the dominant culture in which she and her cast of characters must live. What results is an unusual collection, at times startling, always passionate.

Books by Rachel Guido DeVries

How to Sing to a Dago