Dresses From the Old Country
PoemsBook - 2018
In Laura Read's second poetry collection, the former poet laureate of Spokane, WA, weaves past and present together to create a portrait of a life in progress. As the speaker looks back on her life, she exists simultaneously as all the selves she has ever been: a lost child, a lonely adolescent, a teacher, a daughter, a friend, a wife, a mother--a woman continually shaped and reshaped by memory and experience. Deeply rooted in a particular time and place, Read's poems strip away the illusion of the passage of time as they reveal how we are all wearing "dresses from the old country."
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2018.
Edition: First Edition.
Branch Call Number: 811 REED
Characteristics: 96 pages ; 23 cm.