Blood Mother by Su CrollBlood Mother by Su Croll

Blood Mother

bySu Croll

Paperback | September 20, 2008

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In her passionate second collection of poetry, Blood Mother, Su Croll casts fresh light on the timeless maternal life of women. Collating singular moments in the unfolding narrative of birth, she draws us into the emotional interior and shifting identity that comes with new motherhood, from the simple desire for children to the chaos and pain of labour, from the meditation on a child's first breath to the long-wanted birth of a second child. Always mindful of the relationships between mothers and tackling the feminist challenge of representation, Croll asks how mothers are meant to see themselves when the language itself seems insufficient. Set against Alberta's urban and natural spaces, Blood Mother answers with remarkable originality in poems that never background the frustrations of motherhood while celebrating the rapturous pleasures that many women are summoned to in giving birth to their children and our families.

Su Croll's first book of poetry, Worlda Mirth won the 1992 Kalamalka New Writers Competition and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has studied English and visual art at the University of Ottawa and writing and film at Concordia University in Montreal. Widely published in Canadian literary magazines and antholog...
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Title:Blood MotherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.02 × 6.04 × 0.29 inPublished:September 20, 2008Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:189710927X

ISBN - 13:9781897109274

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