By Jennifer Still
Winner of the 2012 John Hirsch Award for many Promising Manitoba Writer
A linguistically artistic exaltation, a wild trip down into the privacies, the here-and-goneness of girlhood.
In Girlwood, Jennifer Still's moment assortment, her poems come of age: they take the dare; they go out of sapling and into maturity's thicket. however the poems don’t go away the woman in the back of, they bring about her alongside: as sylph, as raconteur, as witness, as natural, unstoppable bravado. those songs of liberation and confinement come up from the wealthy and mysterious connection among mom and daughter. the following, the mum determine is as susceptible because the daughter, caged via family accountability, via the phobia that snakes via sexuality, the longing and the repulsion that accompany mortal hope. The daughter is without delay compassionate and defiant. this is often the ambiguity on the center of this assortment. "Mother, divine me," Jennifer nonetheless writes, and later, "Mother, spare me." among those words, that are either plea and command, we adventure the entire tangled pathways among mom and daughter, the cries of devotion and the congested laments.
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Girlwood by Jennifer Still