All Its Charms
Keetje Kuipers (Author)
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"A precise and elegant look at motherhood, love, and what it means to live." --Seattle MetA luminous new collection from Keetje Kuipers, All Its Charms is a fearless and transformative reckoning of identity. By turns tender and raw, these poems chronicle Kuipers' decision to become a single mother by choice, her marriage to the woman she first fell in love with more than a decade before giving birth to her daughter, and her family's struggle to bring another child into their lives. All Its Charms is about much more than the reinvention of the American family--it's about transformation, desire, and who we can become when we move past who we thought we would be.
April 23, 2019
5.8 X 8.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions: Beautiful in the Mouth (2010), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize; The Keys to the Jail (2014); and All Its Charms (2019). Kuipers' poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in Best American Poetry, Narrative, American Poetry Review, Orion, Prairie Schooner, The Writer's Almanac, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day series. She has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow, Bread Loaf's Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and the recipient of fellowships from the Lucas Artist Residency, the Jentel Artist Residency Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and PEN Northwest's Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. Kuipers lives with her wife and daughter on an island in the Salish Sea, where she is a faculty member at Seattle's Hugo House and Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest.