Backhand Through the Mother by Renee NormanBackhand Through the Mother by Renee Norman

Backhand Through the Mother

byRenee Norman

Paperback | August 15, 2007

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In this second collection of poetry, Backhand Through The Mother, poet Renee Norman, picks up several thematic threads from her first book, True Confessions (Inanna Publications, 2005), and weaves them into poems about mothering, aging and loss set amongst the cultural traditions of family and Judaism. Relationships between mothers and daughters are celebrated, deconstructed, and mourned, as the poems resonate with the slippage of time and the emptiness of hands once full and busy. From babyhood to adolescence to young adulthood, Norman writes about the poignancy of motherhood, set against her own aging and the illness, death, and widowhood of aging parents. She also writes hopefully and with some humour as she navigates her daughters' growing pains, middle-age, her Jewish background, and the legacies our parents leave us.

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Renee Norman is an award-winning poet, a writer and a teacher. Her first volume of poetry, True Confessions, was awarded the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry in 2006. Her second book of poetry, Backhand Through the Mother, was published in 2007. Renee completed her graduate work at UBC and received the Canadia...
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Title:Backhand Through the MotherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 6 × 7.5 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Inanna PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0973670991

ISBN - 13:9780973670998

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