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Return Flights
Return Flights
Jarita Davis

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2016 . 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - African American

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-67-2 
$13.99 Ebook, 978-1-933227-68-9

Table of Contents of Return Flights

  • Foreword, by Christopher Larkosh
  • Preface

1

  • Dreaming in Crioulo, or Why I Romanticize the Old Country
  • Joseph Silva Barboza, a Portrait
  • Another Homecoming
  • Dress Whites
  • Ana Left the Old Country
  • The Children, Their Darkness
  • Defining the Morna
  • While Listening to Cesaria Evora
  • Atlantic Coasts
  • Corn
  • Return Flights

2

  • The Woman Who Cleans Fish
  • The Wedding Feast, Brava 1926
  • Harvesting a Return
  • Alone in Plymouth
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Nantucket Sleigh Ride
  • The Scrimshander

3

  • One Criolinha Speaks
  • You Cannot Prepare for This Trip
  • Impressions in Stone
  • Arrival
  • At Midnight You Board the Boat to Brava
  • The Rainy Season
  • Meeting Mano and MãeVinda
  • This is Someone Else's Life
  • We Four Harvest Mangoes
  • Mangoes
  • I Am Twenty-eight Today
  • In the Field
  • Santa Maria das Dores, Sal
  • That Last Night
  • Departure
  • Cape Verde Has Been Slipping from Me

4

  • Vista from the Schoolhouse Steps
  • Djiny Describes the Festival of São João
  • Tonight
  • Seven Hesitations of Maria DeSilva
  • Sara Andrade Lobo, Age Seven
  • Each Evening
  • José Fishing in Fajã d'Água

 

  • Acknowledgments
  • Glossary
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