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Whether it is a mother putting her child on the school bus for the first time in “Surrender” or finding love despite the interruptions of everyday life in “Louisville, KY, USA,” Ellen Birkett Morris’s poems explore the small but transcendent moments that define our lives.

“This book emerged from losing my father, the changes brought by reaching my mid-forties and facing so
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Unknown Binding, First, 24 pages
Published September 29th 2012 by Finishing Line Press
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Sherry Chandler
Apr 17, 2015 Sherry Chandler rated it it was amazing
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When, three years ago, I wrote a blurb for the back of this book, I think I failed to understand what was happening in it.

The first half of this book is about growing up, coming to understand sexuality first as a teen and then as a fully adult married woman.

The second half, however, almost exactly from the spine staple, deals with death. Primarily with the sickness and death of a troublesome father, with occasional detours to mark other deaths. From "Fatherless Girls"

In the face of absence or wo
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Ellen Birkett Morris is the author of Surrender (Finishing Line Press).
Her fiction has been published in Antioch Review, Shenandoah, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, wigleaf, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Paradigm. She is the winner of the 2015 Bevel Summers prize. Her story “The Cycle of Life and Other Incidentals” was selected as a finalist in the Glimmer Train Press Family Matters sho
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