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Leap: Poems

(Walt McDonald First-Book Series in Poetry)

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Leap is a book about not looking away. These poems focus on the hard subjects: a child’s life-threatening illness, a mother’s struggle with the serious illnesses of all her children, the ends of marriages, the deaths of lovers, the slow demise of parents, one’s own mortality, humanity’s physical and emotional frailties. But the poems in Leap are not grim. They resonate wit ...more
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Texas Tech University Press
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Barbara Brannon
Jan 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read Elizabeth Haukaas's poems in manuscript, before a cover had been designed for the book . . . and then, when I saw the stark red and black, I was struck by how well that scheme captures her imagery. Her poems are real and accessible, reflecting the beauty, grief, and wonder of connections in a woman's life, touching multiple generations.
(Full disclosure: I handle marketing and promotions for the publisher of this title. But I post reviews only of those titles I've read and appreciated--and
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