Walking the dog may be one of life's more mundane activities, but in Irena Karafilly's fictional world, the ordinary only serves to illuminate large universal concerns. Set in various parts of the world, the stories in this compelling collection vividly dissect the intricate relations between characters of all ages as they grapple for answers to life's cruelties and the shifting dynamics of family life. There are stories about childhood, adolescence, old age; about marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and more. It is Karafilly's gift to conte... + Read More
We all know someone. Or maybe that someone happens to be us. This groundbreaking landmark anthology explores the subject of cancer from all different points of view: patient, survivor, caregiver, lover, parent, child, doctor, surgeon, alternative healer, psychologist, compassionate human being, body part, and from the disease itself. The collection includes new and original poetry by established and emerging voices (some of whom are health practitioners): Molly Peacock, A.F. Moritz, Pamela Mordecai, Christian Bök, Catherine Graham, Canisia Lubr... + Read More
Series: On Second ThoughtPaperbackPriscila Uppal9781771261920$17.00POETRY Oct 01, 2018
This is no typical mid-life crisis. Poet Priscila Uppal, faced with a very serious and frightening health crisis as she turned 40, reexamined her relationship to everything in her life, including her sense of what it means to heal. Thoughtfully and playfully, with Uppal's famous dark wit and intense scrutiny of the self and language, these poems debate with the tragedies and absurdities of life in the 21st century, leading Uppal to explore dramatic changes of lifestyle, philosophy, physicality, sociability, spirituality, and aesthetics. A stanc... + Read More
The Gravel Lot that was Montana is a collection of poems that acts as a meditation on migration and place through the viewpoint of a contemporary Lenape speaker. It explores the physical and emotional spaces of contemporary southern Three Fires Territory and contemporary Montana. There is a strong Indigenous aspect to the collection as the narrator uses the movement of the Apsaaalooke from the southern shores of Lake Erie to their contemporary home of southern Montana as mirror to the narrator's movement from the Windsor-Detroit area to western... + Read More
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