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Laura Foley's "WTF" refers to her father's initials and, slyly, to the abbreviated colloquial exclamation, in a pun that laughs and cuts, in this reckoning with a fraught father-daughter relationship. These spare poems communicate more like snapshots than narrative lyrics, beginning with sympathy and gratitude, moving through disappointment, anger and resentment, without ...more
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Published February 17th 2017 by Cw Books
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Kassie Kay
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to win this in a giveaway and I enjoyed this book. It is a collections of poems written in memory of her father and her internal feelings she had being his daughter.They are beautifully written and I found myself relating to just a few of them.I would recommend reading this especially if you don't have the best relationship with your father.
Wendy
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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WTF: Poems by Laura Foley
Cw Books, 2017
Nonfiction; 34 pgs
Source: Review copy provided by author for an honest review (via Poetic Book Tour)

A couple years ago, I read Joy Street, a collection of poetry by Laura Foley, and when asked if I wanted to be a part of her WTF: Poems tour, it did not take me long to agree. Especially when I discovered what her new collection of poetry was about. My own
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Angie
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Though this might be a short book of poems it reveals an abundance of insight into Laura's father, a mentally fragmented man of war, and the lifelong relationship between the two. Unquestionably, brief in words, the poems contain the extent of knowledge, emotions, and insight felt as if I had read a full novel. Additionally, sometimes in a composition of poems, one might stand out more than the others that I relate to more, but this did not occur in this book I found each poem equally poignant ...more
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Yvette
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Laura Foley reminds our hearts of the connection we so desperately yearn to share with our fathers. Quite often we're left with questionable memories and a tangled mess of fear and pain and distance. 'Paternalogue in Dad's Voice' and 'Daddy's Girls' beautifully summed it all up in simple language.
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R.K. Cowles
3 1/2 stars. A giveaway from Goodreads. I liked half and wasn't fond of the other half, which usually would mean 3 stars, but the ones I liked are very well done. Hence that extra 1/2 star.
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Poetic Book Tours: April/May Tour: Poetry 2 8 Mar 23, 2017 07:43AM  
Laura Foley is the author of five poetry collections. The Glass Tree won the Foreword Book of the Year Award, Silver, and was a Finalist for the New Hampshire Writer’s Project, Outstanding Book of Poetry. Joy Street won the Bi-Writer’s Award. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Valparaiso Poetry Review, Inquiring Mind, Pulse Magazine, Poetry Nook, Lavender Review, The Mom ...more
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