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Swagger of Dorothy Gale: & Other Filthy Ways to Strut, The

Sharp, Sea
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Craft, Marsha
Ice Cube Press
Poetry & Music

“Sea Sharp’s opening epigraph, ‘Cause magic won’t work in Kansas,’ spoken by Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of Wizard of Oz fame, prepares the reader for a harrowing journey through a Kansas landscape—the Konza Prairie in flames, deadly twisters, sunflower fields, cottonwood trees—where ‘Dorothy Gale was really a black girl,’ and everyone is born ‘with a bible belt wrapped around [their] necks.’ [...] Sharp’s The Swagger of Dorothy Gale, puts Kansas, long dismissed as a flyover state, on our literary and emotional maps".

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