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Lying to Our Mothers
A second collection of deeply personal poems examining and bearing witness to every stage of the complex emotional landscape that is a woman's life. Katherine Lawrence lies to her mother, and others, justifying her mendacity by quoting Clare Booth Luce -"lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego and lessens the friction of social contact." A small muddy daugh ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published May 15th 2006 by Coteau Books
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It's the inevitable circle of a woman's life. As young girls, we test our Mother at every opportunity. She just doesn't seem to understand that we just want to make mud pies and have fun. The situation only grows worse as we grow into young women when our Mother continuously wants to limit our freedom and give us advice that we certainly don't need. Then a strange thing happens. We become mothers ourselves. We worry endlessly about our daughter, wanting only the best of everything for her and th ...more
Never Mind is Katherine Lawrence’s third collection of poetry. The manuscript won the 2015 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award and the 2014 City of Regina Writing Award. Her previous collections have been equally honoured. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Katherine chairs Access Copyright Foundation, and is a former president of the Sage Hill Writing Experience board of directors. She moved to S ...more