This Bright Darkness

This Bright Darkness

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"With heartbreaking insight, Sarah McKinstry-Brown tells of Demeter and Persephone as the story of a mother who has lost her daughter to male violence. These plainspoken, elegant poems give voice to tomboys, girls coming into their sexual power, their mothers and grandmothers, newscasters unspooling the latest version of the 'gone girl' narrative, pregnant women, mothers who miscarry, and flowers who give advice. In crystalline verse, McKinstry-Brown shows us girls like 'peonies / hanging their heads under the weight / of their own blossoming,' and women who learn that 'the heart becomes offal / when a mother is told over and over / that her daughter is just another / siren.' THIS BRIGHT DARKNESS is the meditation and the medicine we need as we confront male violence in our current moment."--Lisa L. Moore
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Black Lawrence Press,, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781625577078
1625577079
Branch Call Number: 811.6 McKinstr 2019
811.6 M158
Characteristics: 71 pages ; 22 cm.

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