The Still Position: A Verse Memoir of My Mother's Death

The Still Position: A Verse Memoir of My Mother's Death
Author: Barbara Blatner
Language English
Pages: 120
ISBN10: 1935520237
Genre: Poetry
Goodreads Rating: 3.17
ISBN13: 9781935520238
Published: September 14th 2010 by NYQ Books

Poetry. THE STILL POSITION chronicles the last days of life of the poet's difficult but cherished mother. Set in upstate New York among deer and hawks under a stone-scarred mountain, these poems reveal the death of the body and the heart's passage through loss and grief, anger and confusion, forgiveness and devotion. These poems are very up-close, chiseled, and go against sentimentality by staying with details and particulars. Although the end is known from the beginning, readers will be affected by such an honest and suspenseful journey.