Author: Duriel E. Harris
Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press (2010)
Poet, musician, scholar, and singer, Duriel E. Harris has written an amazing book. As Sterling Plumpp tells us, her work "is a twenty-first century literary text emerging out of the prism of race, gender, and social class. It is eloquently postmodern funk and intimately original." She does this while telling us in poetry of extraordinarily high order an intimate, personal history, probing with her heart and intelligence into matters she has half passed over or forgotten. Perhaps Amnesiac is a term for tragic hero. In this case the tragic hero is a woman, a poet, and a singer.