By Robyn Schiff
A new ebook from a poet whose paintings is "wild with mind's eye, unafraid, formidable, inventive" (Jorie Graham)
Located in a menacing, gothic panorama, the poems that include A girl of Property draw formal and innovative barriers opposed to boundless mortal probability, yet as all borders are susceptible, this ominous assortment eventually phases an pressing and deeply imperiled boundary dispute the place haunting, phantasm, the presence of the prior, and disembodied voices purely additional unsettle questions of fabric and non secular ownership. it is a theatrical publication of dilapidated homes and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root platforms. The risky estate traces the following rove from heaven to hell, troubling percentage and scary propriety within the identify of unfathomable propagation. Are all of the gates during this ebook folly? Are the partitions too simply scaled to carry something again or impose self-confinement? What won't a poem do to get to the opposite facet?
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Everything seemed better. The principal moved Nate into a new classroom, which breathed life into our son, and he was suddenly begging us to stay for lunch instead of being the only one to go home. Over and over, Nate would tell us that he wanted to be just like the other kids. He was desperately scared of being different — even more so than he was of being bullied. Once Nate was settled in his new class, I became obsessed with making sure he was okay. I begged Pete to go to the school at random times to check in on what was going on at the playground.
I don’t like writing in my journal. ” “You wrote in your journal the other day. You did a great job. ” I shake my head. “Maybe you could write about pizza? ” “Oh, I don’t think that’s true. You told us in Show & Share last week that your dad made you, your friend Noah, and Grace pizza for dinner on Saturday night. ” “Yes, Nate, it was. You even made the pizza in our art time. Here, look . ” Mrs. Brock walked to the sharing bulletin board. She pointed to something that looked like badly drawn pizza.
Freaking out. And my ankle hurts so bad. It really, really hurts. I need help. I want my mommy.
A Woman of Property (Penguin Poets) by Robyn Schiff