Women Writers Chapbook 4
Series Editor: Stanley H. Barkan

Copyright © 1986 hy Cross-Cultural Communications

Poetry Copyright © 1986 by Laura Boss Illustration Copyright © 1986 by Bebe Barkan All rights reserved under International Copyright Conventions. Except for brief passages quoted in a newspaper, magazine, radio, or television review, no part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

We are grateful to the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts whose grants, in part, have made this publication possible.

Acknowledgment is due, with thanks, to the editors and publishers of the following publications wherein some of the poems in this chapbook first appeared: Abraxas, Croton Review, Footwork, Home Planet News, Lips, Louisville Review, Passaic Review, PCC Poetry Center Anthology, Portraits of Poets II, Trapani Nuova (Sicily), Waterways.

The CROSS-CULTURAL REVIEW WOMEN WRITERS CHAPBOOK SERIES focuses on women whose writing reflects their cultural heritage and/or matters of women’s concern. Wherever possible, the text is presented in part or complete bilingual format. This series is part of the CROSS-CULTURAL REVIEW SERIES OF WORLD LITERATURE AND ART IN SOUND, PRINT, AND MOTION, and is, thus, available in palm-sized and regular paperback and cloth binding editions, as well as audiocassette and videocasette. All submissions should be preceded by a query letter and accompanied by an S.A.S.E. All rights in copy matter will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication to Cross-Cultural Communications, though copyright reverts to authors, translators, composers, graphic and performing artists upon publication.

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Series Editor: Stanley H. Barkan. Associate Editor: Eva Feiler. Art Editor: Bebé lini Uni Editorial Board: Elie Aliman, Karen Alkalay-Gut, David B. Axelrod, Joseph Bruchiti, ‘ll’ Cedering, Roy Cravzow, Nicolò D’Alessandro, Enid Dame, Arthur Dobrin, Eva Feiler, Niiiu t Festinger, Dan Georgakas, Talàt S. Halman, Leo Hamalian, J.C. Hand, Gunnar Hauling, Rose Graubart Ignatow, Kahionhes, Ko Won, José Kozer, Aaron Kramer, Donald I ms Branko Mikasinovich, Janet Morgan, Raymond R. Patterson, Ritva Poom, Gregory Kitlutssii. Nat Scammacca, Linda Scheer, Lou Stevens, Brian Swann, Boris Vishinski, Nikola Vizia i Hans van de Waarsenburg, Joost de Wit.

memory of Henrietta Ziegler .. . her strength … her candor

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