Sharon Doubiago reads from Naked to the Earth
POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS
Poetry. NAKED TO THE EARTH is a wide-ranging, lyrical, jarring, playful, elegiac, dissonant, amazing quest to understand who we are and how we became who we are. This book will make you think--deeply and profoundly--about relationships, culture, obligation (to ourselves and others, those we love and those we may not love but should), violence and war.
When Shawn Doubiago graduated from high school, she and her mother Sharon, embarked on a journey through Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. In Cuzco, Peru, standing before an alter where the Incas had sacrifced their female virgins, the daughter asked, Are there any good men? "South American Mi Hija" is Sharon Doubiago's reply.
First published by West End Press in 1982, this book-length poem about a journey across America has been out of print for a decade but has maintained its underground reputation as a major response to the male epic consciousness of twentieth-century American poetry.