The Resource Birthed from Scorched Hearts : Women Respond to War

Birthed from Scorched Hearts : Women Respond to War

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Birthed from Scorched Hearts : Women Respond to War
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Birthed from Scorched Hearts
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Women Respond to War
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eng
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Award-winning author MariJo Moore asked women from around the world to consider the devastating nature of conflict-inner wars, outer wars, public battles, and personal losses. Their answers, in the form of poignant poetry and essays, examine war in all its permutations, beginning in 60 CE and continuing into the 21st century, from Ireland to Iraq and everywhere in between. With contributions from both well-known and first-time writers, this moving anthology encompasses a wide range of voices-a Blitz evacuee, an ex-slave, an incarcerated mother, former military personnel, survivors of domestic violence, those who have battled drugs and disease, and many other courageous women willing to share their unique and timeless insight on the realities of war
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Moore, MariJo
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HQ1233 -- .B57 2008eb
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  • War -- Literary collections
  • Women and war
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Birthed from Scorched Hearts : Women Respond to War
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Contents
  • Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- The Endurance of Women: Before the Beginning of Time and Onward -- Medusa, The Gorgon: Ellenburg -- The gods turned from her, / would not look, / but muttered lies / and slanders /and myths grown bitter / with rage. -- The Daughters of Boudicca: H. Byron Ballard -- The enemies came finally, spreading across the fertile plains from the windy steppes, burying their glorious dead in high-piled kurgans fi lled with gold and slaughtered horses. -- In Search of Hypatia: Kimberly Shuck -- If there are any people anywhere who understand the power of symbol, they are leaders of organized religions. At the same time, there are few images more symbolized than women during times of conflict. -- This Land Had Seen War Before: Rhiana Yazzie We tried to return -- We tried to return in following months to recognize the place where our people had been massacred. We tried to return to the place that now holds a sacred meaning to us. -- Birthed from Scorched Hearts: MariJo Moore -- "We women pleaded with those who had come to destroy our warriors to please spare us, our children, our homes. But these men were bloodthirsty, fleshthirsty, soulthirsty." -- The Shields of the Earth: Dawn Karima Pettigrew -- when the lash meets my back, / i remind myself / that / i am no mule / for / i once was loved. -- Finding Home: Linda Boyden -- Played me awake that night, she said. / With my fingers one by one on his -- / Played into them the cedar songs, one by one, until the soldiers came. -- A Turned-Around World: Linda Hogan -- The white men, after the massacre at Sand Creek, bragged about it on the streets of Denver. There was the white man who bought the skulls of the Sand Creek massacre victims and used them for target practice. -- Saga of American Truth: Lee Maracle
  • The ghost of black mother walks this wind / atop red earth woman's ageless Cayuse. / They come to us now and then, / jogging us from our earthly sleep. -- Dead All Over the Hills: An Interview with Ex-Slave Mrs. Phoebe Banks: From the WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives: Edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker -- The Creek Indians and the slaves with them try to fight off them soldiers like they did before, but they get scattered around and separated so's they lose the battle. -- Shelton Laurel Diary: Kathryn Stripling Byer -- I want you walking back / unscarred or not at all. / A broken man is better dead / than living. Ask our neighbor / who ran out to meet the man / who once had been her husband. -- Carrie McGavock: The High Priestess of the Temple of the Dead Boys: Deborah A. Bowles -- Mrs. McGavock found a source of inner strength within the depth of her being to endure all of the tragedies during her life. She got out of her bed of grief for her dead children and went about taking care of her "other children"-the wounded, dying, and dead soldiers. -- Vows: Glenis Redmond -- He wanted a wife, not somebody stirring rebellion, / no mythical Moses mess riddled with lamplight codes / bloodied bare-feet and gun toting episodes. -- Rya's Rainbow: Dolores Kendrick -- ...I stayed / to wrap the bones / of the dead / in a piece of cloth, / sometimes my petticoat, / and prayed -- Chapter 2 -- A World of War -- Hermine Jungus Komnik's World Wars I and II Experiences and Results: Paula Popow Oliver -- At the Dresden train station, the Americans began bombing the city. We lived three days and three nights at this train station -- moving from one track to another and running to the bunkers underground. -- Granddaughter Song: Laura Hope-Gill -- ...I am my own 1000 cranes, each one trapped inside my body. Spell my name backwards. I am not fl own
  • War Is Never Done!: Barbara-Helen Hill -- War is confl ict, fi ghting, hostilities, and battles, so how many can say that this isn't going on in our communities? How many people in any part of the world can truthfully say that they are not living in some kind of battle zone? -- A Fragile Being: Diana Festa -- They told me he died in the mud, lay / where cries are muffled and only heard / by those who listen. -- My Mother's Tattoo: Helen Epstein -- Her war had taught her to size up people and situations instantly, to lose no time thinking but to determine her course of action and act at once. Any action was preferable to hesitation. Introspection was as useless as wallowing in feeling. -- War's Sorrow Visits Our Daughters and Sons: Suzanne Zahrt Murphy -- She mourned him, the way we do when we are young, when another person is everything to us, when we haven't yet learned to trust in our own ability to find resources. -- La Scarlettina: Alexandria Giardino -- Later, agents came to interrogate Grace, and they told her that they knew her husband had supported Mussolini and had sent money to Italy for many years. -- How I Became an Evacuee: Margaret Abruzzi -- I put my gas mask in a cardboard box with a string strap so I could slip it over my shoulder. I would carry my doll, Betsy. -- Majestic Theater: A Landscape of War: Alice M. Azure -- I couldn't keep up with it all because whenever I find myself amidst talk about World War II, my mother's image always takes stage front and center of another kind of theater. -- Recsk: Not Even Ghosts Wish to Visit Here Again: Emöke B'Rácz
  • Father has never burdened his three children with his experiences. His response was always that that was the past and nothing can change that, and asked us not to go asking or looking for it. He could not relive it through spoken words, nor could he imagine us imagining humanity's inhumanity. -- Chapter 3 -- Memoirs of Guarded Reflections -- The Collectors: Janet McAdams -- the broken skull of Osceola, stolen for a talisman, / teeth without their gold fillings, bits of skin // flaking from lampshades, the cracked binding of a book -- MIA, Foreign and Domestic: Kimberly Blaeser -- But I have since learned / that no injury or war / could cause any of us to forget / the names and stories that made us -- The Coffee Table Book of War: A Memoir: Daniela Gioseffi -- The book of corpses haunted my nights when the moon poured in the windows of my lonely room, where ghosts of war dead seemed to weep in every shadowy corner. -- Patch Work: Picturing Vietnam: Rebecca Blevins Faery -- The split, divided subjectivity of the postmodern self makes perfect sense to me. I've lived it -- probably most of us have. Arguably, neocolonialist wars like Vietnam helped to produce this divided self. -- The Magellanic Clouds of Vietnam: Grace Cavalieri -- It took eleven years / of walking / for you to reach / the marble names -- Johnny Stack: Sheila Massoni -- I haven't thought about Johnny and Joe in way too many years / to mention here. / But since Iraq, I have, and I cannot stop crying. -- Dodge Charger: Laura Tohe -- In Vietnam he met and brought the monsters home that broke into his dreams suddenly and violently. -- A Woman Accompanied by the World: Matilde Urrutia -- And in this moment of suffocating darkness, like a shout for freedom, one can hear, "Pablo Neruda! Present! Now and forever!" -- A Snapshot in Time: War in Ireland: Eavan Boland
  • The bombings, sniper fi re, and internments were confi ned, with few exceptions, to the counties at the top of the island. But the other violence-cultural, political-spilled out and began to stain the whole country. -- In Search of a Larger Truth: Eritrea My Ithaca: Louisa Calio -- Wars are interminable separations / My children are all refugees or dead / Who will pay this blood debt? -- Lebanon, Summer 2006: A View from Cyprus: Lisa Suhair Majaj -- It doesn't look like there is any end in sight. And so we continue, day by day, as the number of dead and homeless on both sides of the border grows. So simple to call for ceasefi re! So simple to just stop shooting and start talking. But no, that wouldn't fi t the master plan. -- Chapter 4 -- Different Kinds of War: Battles on the Home Front -- How Could It Be?: Nancy J. Jackson -- No longer silent, exposed in a lab, the war begins. -- You're White: Christine Stark -- ...But no there couldn't be organized rape murder white supremacy here now on this land they say and I wonder what they think this country was founded on... -- A Glimpse into the Life of a Levantine: Suranee Mariettha Perera -- That night I vowed to myself that I would always fight with every bit of knowledge and strength I possessed to make sure that no one else would be made ashamed of who they might be. -- Indigenous Women and the Legacy of Oppression: Victoria Ybanez -- In our society today, women and girls are victimized and murdered at alarming rates. Shockingly, it is of little concern to the public. -- Surfacing: Michele Ramos -- It is said that when a dolphin starts to sink / Others come to bring her to the surface / to breathe again / feel the warm sunlight / And so our womanstrength buoys us back. -- The Cure: Emily Ferrara -- There is nowhere / to hide from / your absence. / I drown / in spaciousness. -- Visceral: Carolyn Dunn
  • Bones finely ground / from words that / took upon lives / of their own
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EBC478740
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (377 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555918828
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (OCoLC)609854306
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Birthed from Scorched Hearts : Women Respond to War
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=478740
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Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- The Endurance of Women: Before the Beginning of Time and Onward -- Medusa, The Gorgon: Ellenburg -- The gods turned from her, / would not look, / but muttered lies / and slanders /and myths grown bitter / with rage. -- The Daughters of Boudicca: H. Byron Ballard -- The enemies came finally, spreading across the fertile plains from the windy steppes, burying their glorious dead in high-piled kurgans fi lled with gold and slaughtered horses. -- In Search of Hypatia: Kimberly Shuck -- If there are any people anywhere who understand the power of symbol, they are leaders of organized religions. At the same time, there are few images more symbolized than women during times of conflict. -- This Land Had Seen War Before: Rhiana Yazzie We tried to return -- We tried to return in following months to recognize the place where our people had been massacred. We tried to return to the place that now holds a sacred meaning to us. -- Birthed from Scorched Hearts: MariJo Moore -- "We women pleaded with those who had come to destroy our warriors to please spare us, our children, our homes. But these men were bloodthirsty, fleshthirsty, soulthirsty." -- The Shields of the Earth: Dawn Karima Pettigrew -- when the lash meets my back, / i remind myself / that / i am no mule / for / i once was loved. -- Finding Home: Linda Boyden -- Played me awake that night, she said. / With my fingers one by one on his -- / Played into them the cedar songs, one by one, until the soldiers came. -- A Turned-Around World: Linda Hogan -- The white men, after the massacre at Sand Creek, bragged about it on the streets of Denver. There was the white man who bought the skulls of the Sand Creek massacre victims and used them for target practice. -- Saga of American Truth: Lee Maracle
  • The ghost of black mother walks this wind / atop red earth woman's ageless Cayuse. / They come to us now and then, / jogging us from our earthly sleep. -- Dead All Over the Hills: An Interview with Ex-Slave Mrs. Phoebe Banks: From the WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives: Edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker -- The Creek Indians and the slaves with them try to fight off them soldiers like they did before, but they get scattered around and separated so's they lose the battle. -- Shelton Laurel Diary: Kathryn Stripling Byer -- I want you walking back / unscarred or not at all. / A broken man is better dead / than living. Ask our neighbor / who ran out to meet the man / who once had been her husband. -- Carrie McGavock: The High Priestess of the Temple of the Dead Boys: Deborah A. Bowles -- Mrs. McGavock found a source of inner strength within the depth of her being to endure all of the tragedies during her life. She got out of her bed of grief for her dead children and went about taking care of her "other children"-the wounded, dying, and dead soldiers. -- Vows: Glenis Redmond -- He wanted a wife, not somebody stirring rebellion, / no mythical Moses mess riddled with lamplight codes / bloodied bare-feet and gun toting episodes. -- Rya's Rainbow: Dolores Kendrick -- ...I stayed / to wrap the bones / of the dead / in a piece of cloth, / sometimes my petticoat, / and prayed -- Chapter 2 -- A World of War -- Hermine Jungus Komnik's World Wars I and II Experiences and Results: Paula Popow Oliver -- At the Dresden train station, the Americans began bombing the city. We lived three days and three nights at this train station -- moving from one track to another and running to the bunkers underground. -- Granddaughter Song: Laura Hope-Gill -- ...I am my own 1000 cranes, each one trapped inside my body. Spell my name backwards. I am not fl own
  • War Is Never Done!: Barbara-Helen Hill -- War is confl ict, fi ghting, hostilities, and battles, so how many can say that this isn't going on in our communities? How many people in any part of the world can truthfully say that they are not living in some kind of battle zone? -- A Fragile Being: Diana Festa -- They told me he died in the mud, lay / where cries are muffled and only heard / by those who listen. -- My Mother's Tattoo: Helen Epstein -- Her war had taught her to size up people and situations instantly, to lose no time thinking but to determine her course of action and act at once. Any action was preferable to hesitation. Introspection was as useless as wallowing in feeling. -- War's Sorrow Visits Our Daughters and Sons: Suzanne Zahrt Murphy -- She mourned him, the way we do when we are young, when another person is everything to us, when we haven't yet learned to trust in our own ability to find resources. -- La Scarlettina: Alexandria Giardino -- Later, agents came to interrogate Grace, and they told her that they knew her husband had supported Mussolini and had sent money to Italy for many years. -- How I Became an Evacuee: Margaret Abruzzi -- I put my gas mask in a cardboard box with a string strap so I could slip it over my shoulder. I would carry my doll, Betsy. -- Majestic Theater: A Landscape of War: Alice M. Azure -- I couldn't keep up with it all because whenever I find myself amidst talk about World War II, my mother's image always takes stage front and center of another kind of theater. -- Recsk: Not Even Ghosts Wish to Visit Here Again: Emöke B'Rácz
  • Father has never burdened his three children with his experiences. His response was always that that was the past and nothing can change that, and asked us not to go asking or looking for it. He could not relive it through spoken words, nor could he imagine us imagining humanity's inhumanity. -- Chapter 3 -- Memoirs of Guarded Reflections -- The Collectors: Janet McAdams -- the broken skull of Osceola, stolen for a talisman, / teeth without their gold fillings, bits of skin // flaking from lampshades, the cracked binding of a book -- MIA, Foreign and Domestic: Kimberly Blaeser -- But I have since learned / that no injury or war / could cause any of us to forget / the names and stories that made us -- The Coffee Table Book of War: A Memoir: Daniela Gioseffi -- The book of corpses haunted my nights when the moon poured in the windows of my lonely room, where ghosts of war dead seemed to weep in every shadowy corner. -- Patch Work: Picturing Vietnam: Rebecca Blevins Faery -- The split, divided subjectivity of the postmodern self makes perfect sense to me. I've lived it -- probably most of us have. Arguably, neocolonialist wars like Vietnam helped to produce this divided self. -- The Magellanic Clouds of Vietnam: Grace Cavalieri -- It took eleven years / of walking / for you to reach / the marble names -- Johnny Stack: Sheila Massoni -- I haven't thought about Johnny and Joe in way too many years / to mention here. / But since Iraq, I have, and I cannot stop crying. -- Dodge Charger: Laura Tohe -- In Vietnam he met and brought the monsters home that broke into his dreams suddenly and violently. -- A Woman Accompanied by the World: Matilde Urrutia -- And in this moment of suffocating darkness, like a shout for freedom, one can hear, "Pablo Neruda! Present! Now and forever!" -- A Snapshot in Time: War in Ireland: Eavan Boland
  • The bombings, sniper fi re, and internments were confi ned, with few exceptions, to the counties at the top of the island. But the other violence-cultural, political-spilled out and began to stain the whole country. -- In Search of a Larger Truth: Eritrea My Ithaca: Louisa Calio -- Wars are interminable separations / My children are all refugees or dead / Who will pay this blood debt? -- Lebanon, Summer 2006: A View from Cyprus: Lisa Suhair Majaj -- It doesn't look like there is any end in sight. And so we continue, day by day, as the number of dead and homeless on both sides of the border grows. So simple to call for ceasefi re! So simple to just stop shooting and start talking. But no, that wouldn't fi t the master plan. -- Chapter 4 -- Different Kinds of War: Battles on the Home Front -- How Could It Be?: Nancy J. Jackson -- No longer silent, exposed in a lab, the war begins. -- You're White: Christine Stark -- ...But no there couldn't be organized rape murder white supremacy here now on this land they say and I wonder what they think this country was founded on... -- A Glimpse into the Life of a Levantine: Suranee Mariettha Perera -- That night I vowed to myself that I would always fight with every bit of knowledge and strength I possessed to make sure that no one else would be made ashamed of who they might be. -- Indigenous Women and the Legacy of Oppression: Victoria Ybanez -- In our society today, women and girls are victimized and murdered at alarming rates. Shockingly, it is of little concern to the public. -- Surfacing: Michele Ramos -- It is said that when a dolphin starts to sink / Others come to bring her to the surface / to breathe again / feel the warm sunlight / And so our womanstrength buoys us back. -- The Cure: Emily Ferrara -- There is nowhere / to hide from / your absence. / I drown / in spaciousness. -- Visceral: Carolyn Dunn
  • Bones finely ground / from words that / took upon lives / of their own
Control code
EBC478740
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (377 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781555918828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC478740
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL478740
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10288604
  • (CaONFJC)MIL246814
  • (OCoLC)609854306

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