The Color of the Heart

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ISBN 978-0-915306-90-9
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
224 pages
Trim Size
5.4 x 8.5

The Color of the Heart

Writing from Struggle & Change 1959-1990
Susan Sherman

The Color of the Heart gives an eyewitness account of the controversies of the last three decades over feminist, political, and literary issues as only a poet and political activist totally engaged in the events could perceive and write about them—highlighting sexuality, gay liberation, psychoanalysis, and the impact of deconstruction on both politics and art.

About the Author

Poet, playwright, and founding editor of IKON magazine, Susan Sherman has published seven collections of poetry, a translation (Shango de Ima, Doubleday), The Color of the Heart (Curbstone Press), and a memoir, America's Child. Sherman was the recipient of a NYFA fellowship in Creative Nonfiction Literature, a Puffin Foundation Grant, and a residency at Blue Mountain Center.

"Loaded with political insight and provacative writing The Color of the Heart evokes a powerful, unique and sensitive picture of our history no informed reader should be without." —Blanche Wiesen Cook, author, journalist, & Professor of History, John Jay College

"Alone among the activists of our generation, Susan Sherman is able to encompass all the world-changing movements of our age. Ché, lesbian activism, Derrida, liberation theology—none escape her expert vision. She returns honor and excitement to the title 'poet/teacher'." —Jewelle Gomez

"Susan Sherman is one of the very few writers who can combine objective facts from the 60s and 70s with the subjective lyricism of the individual heart. The Color of the Heart startles as much as interprets." —Kimiko Hahn