The Huntress

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Seren, 2005 - Poetry - 64 pages
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In this emotional follow-up to The Zoo Father, a daughter is haunted by her mentally ill mother until a series of remarkable transformations help her to conquer painful childhood memories. Over the course of the collection, the feared mother becomes a rattlesnake, an Aztec goddess, a Tibetan singing bowl, a stalagmite, a praying mantis, and then a ghost orchid, yet in the central poem the daughter becomes a cosmic stag and escapes her mother-huntress.

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Contents

Three Horses
7
The Rattlesnake Mother
13
Portrait of My Mother as Coatlicue
19
Copyright

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