Animals the Size of Dreams

Lisa C Krueger (Author)
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Description

As a psychologist, Lisa C. Krueger is familiar with digging into what makes us human. The joys and celebrations or the pain of what cuts the skin--and what cuts deeper. In animals the size of dreams, Krueger looks into the dark corners and, instead of just shining a light, strips them down to their foundations, until all that's left is life.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Red Hen Press
Publish Date
November 01, 2009
Pages
110
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.4 X 8.2 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781597091541
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About the Author

Lisa C. Krueger is the author of two books of poetry, Rebloom (Red Hen Press, 2005) and animals the size of dreams (Red Hen Press, 2009). She also has written a series of interactive journals related to psychology and creativity. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications. As a clinical psychologist she maintains a private therapy practice focused on women's issues, writing therapy and the role of creativity in wellness. She lives in Pasadena with her husband and three children.

Reviews

Lisa C. Krueger's poems cradle "brutal sounds of self, / what must be heard, / what said." Whether the focus is a child who cuts herself to make sure she's alive or the mother who cannot see her daughter's wounds, this poet responds with deep empathy--listening and speaking. This book deals with the helplessness of a mother witnessing a child's suffering until the thousand cranes her classmates fold soar on her last breath. These poems are as wild as a hawk in the kitchen, as nourishing as crusty loaves, hot from the oven.--Peggy Shumaker
Lisa C. Krueger's second collection holds us close as a mother bears witness to her own child's mortality and to other forces that can tear the very framework of a home. These are poems of troubled harbor, where Krueger gives us an anchor amid the unimaginable. As a poet and psychologist, Krueger is a champion of creative fertility, the dark places, and the floral blossoming of human connection that makes the unfathomable bearable. A moving, inspirational, and life-affirming book.--Jenny Factor
The world of "Animals the Size of Dreams" is full of anguish, redeemed by moments of beauty, transcendence, and hard-won understanding. In these concise, well-crafted meditations, Lisa C. Krueger faces pain head-on, and faces it down.--Charles Harper Webb

Lisa C. Krueger's poems cradle "brutal sounds of self, / what must be heard, / what said." Whether the focus is a child who cuts herself to make sure she's alive or the mother who cannot see her daughter's wounds, this poet responds with deep empathy listening and speaking. This book deals with the helplessness of a mother witnessing a child's suffering until the thousand cranes her classmates fold soar on her last breath. These poems are as wild as a hawk in the kitchen, as nourishing as crusty loaves, hot from the oven.

Peggy Shumaker"

Lisa C. Krueger's second collection holds us close as a mother bears witness to her own child's mortality and to other forces that can tear the very framework of a home. These are poems of troubled harbor, where Krueger gives us an anchor amid the unimaginable. As a poet and psychologist, Krueger is a champion of creative fertility, the dark places, and the floral blossoming of human connection that makes the unfathomable bearable. A moving, inspirational, and life-affirming book.

Jenny Factor"

The world of "Animals the Size of Dreams" is full of anguish, redeemed by moments of beauty, transcendence, and hard-won understanding. In these concise, well-crafted meditations, Lisa C. Krueger faces pain head-on, and faces it down.

Charles Harper Webb"

Lisa C. Krueger's poems cradle "brutal sounds of self, / what must be heard, / what said." Whether the focus is a child who cuts herself to make sure she's alive or the mother who cannot see her daughter's wounds, this poet responds with deep empathy listening and speaking. This book deals with the helplessness of a mother witnessing a child's suffering until the thousand cranes her classmates fold soar on her last breath. These poems are as wild as a hawk in the kitchen, as nourishing as crusty loaves, hot from the oven.

Peggy Shumaker

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Lisa C. Krueger's second collection holds us close as a mother bears witness to her own child's mortality and to other forces that can tear the very framework of a home. These are poems of troubled harbor, where Krueger gives us an anchor amid the unimaginable. As a poet and psychologist, Krueger is a champion of creative fertility, the dark places, and the floral blossoming of human connection that makes the unfathomable bearable. A moving, inspirational, and life-affirming book.

Jenny Factor

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The world of Animals the Size of Dreams is full of anguish, redeemed by moments of beauty, transcendence, and hard-won understanding. In these concise, well-crafted meditations, Lisa C. Krueger faces pain head-on, and faces it down.

Charles Harper Webb

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