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Ebook Wood by Jennica Harper read! Book Title: Wood
The author of the book: Jennica Harper
Date of issue: July 30th 2013
ISBN: 1927380642
ISBN 13: 9781927380642
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 613 KB
Edition: Anvil Press

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Poetry. WOOD is a pop-culture meditation on parenthood and all its complexities and complications. In her third collection, Harper deftly inhabits the lives of sons and daughters, fathers and mothers--the real, the mythical, and the surrogate.

Pinocchio tries to make his father proud in a tempting world of sex and vice. A young caregiver to a special needs child ponders her romantic future alongside the true meaning of Crimson & Clover. Bess Houdini, married to the world's greatest magician, conjures the children she'll never have. Mad Men's Sally Draper, daughter of a philandering genius, grows up desperately trying to both defy her father and become him.

Harper accesses these imagined lives in order to get at ugly, funny, profound truths about parenthood: not being the child a parent hoped for; the horror of becoming like one's parents; the terrifying uncertainty about whether one should have children, yet also the loneliness of childlessness. The poems in WOOD are playful, surprising, tender, brave...and universal in their emotional resonance.

A selection from WOOD, "The Sally Draper Poems," has been featured in Slate.

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Ebook Wood read Online! Jennica Harper’s most recent book of poetry is Wood (Anvil Press, 2013). Her previous books are What It Feels Like for a Girl (Anvil Press) and The Octopus and Other Poems (Signature Editions). Her long poem “Liner Notes” won a Silver National Magazine Award, and her work has twice been selected for Vancouver’s Poetry in Transit program.

Jennica lives in Vancouver, where she also writes for television.


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