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"With these poems sparsely worded, richly lived Geri Digiorno reminds us again just how entangled the delicate roots and tendrils of family and individual identity can become. Her lovingly subjective subjects include family, neighborhood, coming of age, friendship, betrayal, initiation, baptism, masquerade, transformation, sexual discovery and conquest. Sketching ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Red Hen Press
(first published March 1st 2005)
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Occasionally cute, but rarely brave, this collection of poems was easy to read. I was probably not the target audience and could definitely see someone else rating this a bit higher, but for me, this book was mostly bland. The writing was succinct, but the message was trite. And though it took less than an hour to read, I felt like it should have either been shorter or worked out more. Some of the poems (especially a few near the end which made lazy reference to marilyn monroe) felt like ...more