After the Dance

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Victoria University Press, 2006 - Poetry - 61 pages
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Immersed in sparkling wit, wholehearted truthfulness, and good humor, this spellbinding collection of poems explores a mother’s love for her teenage daughter, the joys and complications of family life, the lives of suburban grandparents, and the loving relationships between women—including motherhood, sisterhood, and friendship. With frankness and honesty, the poems confront both life and death, allowing a unique poetic voice to emerge.

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One way to read her
After the dance
Rape and its descendants

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About the author (2006)

\Michele Amas is a successful television actress in New Zealand whose poems have appeared in Sport, Turbine, and Best New Zealand Poems 2005. She was the recipient of the Adam Prize for best folio upon completion of her writing program at Victoria University of Wellington.

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