DISGUISED AS A POEM: My Years Teaching Poetry at San Quentin.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Boston: Northeastern University Press, (2000.). SIGNED first edition - Tannenbaum spent four years teaching poetry to maximum security prison inmates at San Quentin, just north of San Francisco. In this book she details the challenges, rewards and paradoxes of this work - of first giving those who have been silenced the feeling that their voice is worth hearing. A very personal book - one in which she recounts what she has learned herself and about herself during those years - but also one in which the inmates emerge, not as beasts or heroes, but as human beings with expressive voices, thoughts and feelings. Notes. 217 pp. Cover praise from Hettie Jones, Luis Rodriguez and others. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 1-55553-452x.
Condition: Fine (a new copy)