Foreword Reviews

All That Held Us

Poems

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)
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In this collection of linked sonnets, a young woman wrestles with the expectations of her repressive upbringing and Southern culture. Raised by a jaded and critical mother and eccentric aunt, and haunted by an absent father, she constructs the myths and truths of home, family, and marital love that confine and release her as she navigates her own sexuality and capacity for intimacy.