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This country of mothers

Julianna. Baggott


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  • Title:
    This country of mothers
  • Author: Julianna. Baggott
  • Description: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; One; How It Begins; Kitchens: 1959; Conception; The Cold War: My Parents as Newlyweds; My Mother Gives Birth; Two; Correcting Memory; The Knocking Tree; Recalling the Leg; Nights in Tijuana; Learning to Say No at the Immaculate Conception High School; First Time; What We Didn't Talk about at Fifteen; My Mother Refuses to Wear Glasses; My Grandfather Returns after Many Years; How I Fear God; Coming Home at Seventeen; My Mother's National Geographics; The Annunciation: Our Mothers at Church; Three
    After Giving Birth, I Recall the Madonna and ChildFirst Pregnancy; Satisfying the God of Statistics; Preschool; Seventy Degrees in December; Checkup after the Operation to Evacuate the Dead Fetus; You Found Me in the Dry Tub, Fevered, Whispering of God; After the Miscarriage; Mother as Judas; The Pill; Language Lab, Paris, 1989; After Eleven Days of Rain; The Cow Remembers Urus; Pharaoh's Dream; My Daughter's Sight; My Daughter, like Eve, Realizes Nakedness; Cesarean; Four; What the Poets Could Have Been; Blurbs; Dear Mr.Houdini,
    The Assumption: Mary's Heart in the Guinness Book of World RecordsWhat I Told the Jehovah's Witness; Discussing Sorrow with Jesus; My Cousin Attempts Suicide in Gander Hill Prison; Jesus in the Mail; On My Husband's Thirty-Third Birthday; Living Where They Raised Me; The Beginning; The Dead Must Disappear or Join a Story; Five; My Mother among Bears; My Mother Prays to Dream of Her Dead Father; My Mother in the Garden; Mummification; The Extra Rib; Also in the Series; Back Cover
    A mosaic of memories, the poems of This Country of Mothers recollect Julianna Baggott's experiences as both mother and daughter. With wit, compassion, aggression, and anxiety, Baggott examines her maternal history. She recalls moments of creation and destruction in her life, times of elation and of desperation that mold her as both a woman and a poet. This affecting study of motherhood is framed in issues of Catholicism and of poetry itself, challenging and espousing the roles of both. Throughout her poems, Baggott's personal experiences embrace universal themes to birth po
  • Publication Date: c2001
  • Publisher: Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review : Southern Illinois University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (95 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8093-9027-2;ISBN 1-299-05086-7
  • Subjects: Mothers -- Poetry; Mothers and daughters -- Poetry; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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