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Chanel Brenner's collection of poems about the death of her six-year-old son, Riley, will be published by Silver Birch Press in October of 2014.
Published October 2014 by Silver Birch Press (first published September 22nd 2014)
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McKenzie Richardson
I received this book from Goodreads' First Reads in exchange for an honest review.

Chanel Brenner takes a tragic, heart-wrenching loss in her life and creates awe-inspiring beauty from it.

This book of poetry is truly powerful. Shifting tone from regretful, snarky, guilty, loving, depressed, angered, annoyed, accepting, and so on, Brenner writes about missing her son, what she actually wants to say to ungrateful parents and friends who don't understand, raising her second child, and memories of he
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Lynn B.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful!
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Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vanilla Milk is a beautiful memoir of Riley by Chanel Brenner, his mother written in a collection of poems.
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Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Absolutely heartbreaking. Very solid for a first collection, too.
Susan Walker
This is a moving book of poetry about a woman's loss of her young son.
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Chanel Brenner was born in Redondo Beach, California. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Poet Lore, Rattle, Cultural Weekly, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Glassworks, The Coachella Review, Foliate Oak, Caveat Lector, and others. Her poem, “What Would Wislawa Szymborska Do?,” was displayed at the James Whitcomb Riley Museum in Indianapolis; and her poem, “July 28th, 2012” won first pri ...more

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