The Work of Hands

The Work of Hands
Author: Catherine Anderson
Pages: 69
ISBN10: 0966045939
Genre: Poetry
Goodreads Rating: 4.40
ISBN13: 9780966045932
Published: November 30th 2000 by Perugia Press

This sophisticated collection of poems about the intersection of childhood innocence and North American injustice broadens the lives of immigrants, children, racial minorities, the poor, and the disadvantaged. About a teenaged factory worker, Anderson writes, ""200 porch-size rugs behind her / before she can stop / to reach up, like her mother, / to pick the lint / out of her hair."" Robin Becker says The Work Of Hands ""illustrates how we sustain ourselves against forces that could crush us."" These are poems of intelligent compassion."