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Author: HEMPHILL, ESSEX
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Hemphill, Essex    Poet's Biography
9 poems available by this author


AMERICAN WEDDING    Poem Text    
First Line: In america / I place my ring
Last Line: To free this dream
Variant Title(s): Conditions: 24
Subject(s): Desire; Relationships


CONDITIONS XIV    Poem Text    
First Line: You left me begging for things
Last Line: I can be an angel, / falling


CONDITIONS XXI    Poem Text    
First Line: You judge a woman
Last Line: The way america / loves us
Subject(s): African Americans; Man-woman Relationships; Negroes; American Blacks; Male-female Relations


CORDON NEGRO    Poem Text    
First Line: I drink champagne early in the morning
Last Line: "my concerns are small
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


FAMILY JEWELS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I live in a town
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ISN'T IT FUNNY?    Poem Text    
First Line: I don't want to hear you beg
Last Line: " hair is cut close too, like mine
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


OVERTONES    Poem Text    
First Line: There will always be nuisance
Last Line: Or a statue covered in pigeon shit
Subject(s): Life


THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOSTS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are not always
Last Line: We both use it. / precisely. Often.
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


TO SOME SUPPOSED BROTHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: You judge a woman
Last Line: The way america / loves us
Variant Title(s): Conditions: 21
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men