After the Dance
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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After the dance
Rape and its descendants
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