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Olga Broumas' first ever publication, Caritas is a chapbook of poems printed on loose, single-sided pages. On the back of this chapbook, Broumas defines the title for us as “the [Latin] root of our words charity, care and cherish....I have used it to name these poems because none of the available English words signifying affection are free from either negative heterosexist connotations, or limitations of meaning so severe or so totally genital as to render them useless as names for our womanly songs of praise.”
Olga Broumas. Caritas. Eugene: Jackrabbit Press, 1976.