Tuesday, February 05, 2013

News at Eleven: Many of the poems in this collection

[by Brenda Shaughnessy] seek to understand the unthinkable--a baby injured at childbirth--by means of language; they are driven by the ferocious, essential force of mother love. It is not at all accidental that by the end of this powerful collection, when the stakes are highest, the poet throws off any show-offy poetic accouterments and dazzles with one of the bravest, most plain-spoken poems you're likely to read about parenting.

from The New York Times: Mother Galaxy


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