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The dynamics of race, family, motherhood, career, sex and ultimately, transformation are explored in this debut collection. Underlife represents the wilderness of thought and emotion hidden away from the external world. Through O’Neil’s narratives we see our lives as if for the first time.

92 pages | 6 x 9 1/4

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Table of Contents

Dedication • Foreword – Natasha Trethewey • EARLY MEMORY • Nothing Fancy • Old Dog • Early Memory • Afro Puffs • Lightning Bugs • Service • Saturn’s Child • Poems for My Father • She’s Closest to Breaking • The Only Time I Ever Saw My Mother Drunk • Drink

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