Slamming Open the Door

ISBN-10: 1882295749

ISBN-13: 9781882295746

Edition: 2009

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Description: When Emily Dickinson wrote the line 'After great pain, a formal feeling comes' I think she was referring to poemsand the occasions that make them impossible to not writelike these. Spare, unflinching, and powerful, the poems in Slamming Open the Door move me to the bone. How does one say I love this book, which I wish never had to be written? Only one way: I love this book. I wish it did not have to be written.Thomas LuxOf all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of ones child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.From "True Confessions":Don't pity me: I was too lazy to walk up the stairs to tuck her in at night.When I brushed her hair I pulled hard on purpose .And always the sharp, plaintive edge on the rim of the spoon of my giving...Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno is a contributing editor of The American Poetry Review and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for two poems from Slamming Open the Door . She currently teaches English and creative writing in Pennsylvania.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Alice James Books
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno is a contributing editor of The American Poetry Review and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for two poems from Slamming Open the Door. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing in Pennsylvania.

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