Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman

in Wild Dreams

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229109
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823241057 | DOI:

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This 1991 poem by Dana Gioia is about a family with earth on their hands, who calls on an ancient Sicilian ritual of planting a sequoia for a firstborn with a lock of his hair.

Keywords: Dana Gioia; poem; family; Sicilian ritual; planting; sequoia; hair; firstborn

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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