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Finding Fruit Among Thorns

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Finding Fruit Among Thorns is a book of narrative poetry dealing with themes of place, family, and the meaning of home.
Paperback, 101 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by Jane's Boy Press
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Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The poems in Finding Fruit Among Thorns get to the heart of nostalgia—the way that memory is both a comfort and, at the same time, a source pain. Whether it is memories of relatives we’ve lost (“I wish I could see you raising my mother, / fishing with the men at the lake,”), the way we see our parents (“here is a man only five foot tall, / 7 ½ fingered, balding and stubborn. / He eats root beer floats for dinner.”), or the places we’ve left behind (“There I learned to swim in the clear / water o ...more
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Christie Grimes teaches writing at SUNY Jefferson. She also hosts the North Country Writers Festival in Watertown, NY, as well as the monthly reading and performance series, First Fridays, in Sackets Harbor, NY.

Her chapbook, Last to Leave, is now available. Her narrative poetry collection will be published by Jane's Boy Press in June 2016.

A former assistant editor at American Short Fiction, Gr

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