April 1, 2021|
Thimbles by Vanessa Shields
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In this heart-wrenching collection, Vanessa Shields chronicles the life of her Nonna, Maria, from her origins as a seamstress in Italy to her eventual death from dementia. These raw, prosaic poems thread together grief, memory, loss, and love into a conversation that speaks across pages, years, and oceans. Shields bravely interrogates her own feelings of guilt, grief, and curiosity with unflinching precision. As she attempts to navigate and accept Nonna's decline, Shields takes on the role of witness as she excavates the larger narrative that is her Nonna's legacy. Thimbles is a courageous celebration of the transformative power of love across generations."
Vanessa Shields is the owner of Gertrude?s Writing Room?A Gathering Place for Writers and the author of Look at Her (2016) and I Am That Woman (2013). You can find her mentoring, editing, teaching, and writing at Gertrude?s or having a dance party in her kitchen with her handsome husband, two amazing kids, and two golden retrievers. Vi...
Product dimensions:80 pages, 8.5 X 5.55 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 8.5 X 5.55 X 0.45 in
Published:April 1, 2021
Publisher:Palimpsest Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781989287767

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