Item description for The Origin of the Milky Way by Barbara Louise Ungar...
Winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award "Barbara Louise Ungar's The Origin of the Milky Way is a fearless, unflinching collection about birth and motherhood, the transformation of bodies. Ungar's poems are honestly brutal, candidly tender. Their primal immediacy and intense intimacy are realized through her dazzling sense of craft. Ungar delivers a wonderful, sensuous, visceral poetry." -Denise Duhamel, author of Two and Two, winner of the 2007 Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 24, 2007
Publisher Gival Press, LLC
ISBN 1928589391 ISBN13 9781928589396
Availability 129 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 24, 2016 02:28.
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More About Barbara Louise Ungar
Barbara Louise Ungar's most recent poetry collection, The Origin of the Milky Way, won the 2006 Gival Press Poetry Award, a Silver IPPY (Independent Publishers' Book Award), an Eric J. Hoffer award, and was a co-winner of the Adirondack Center for Writing Award for Best Book of Poetry 2007. She is also the author of Thrift, Sequel, and Haiku in English. She is an English professor at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.
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Much Better Than Dr. Spock Apr 6, 2008
Whether you are a mother, or plan to become a mother, or once-upon-a-time had a mother--you will revel in this parade of poetry about pregnancy, labor, and first-time parenting. The straight-talking "I" of these forty-five short poems is a woman who is totally devoted to her new son. She is usually witty and fun; often awe-stricken and tender; and sometimes apprehensive for the fate of her child in a tough world. She covers a wide range of common experiences: prenatal yoga, the antics of breastfeeding, post-partum depression, the terrible two's, and the sorry-Honey-I'm-too-tired-tonight syndrome. And the poet knows how to write with panache. In each poem, the first line is irresistible, and the rest of the poem is delivered with an easy flourish. The majority of the collection's pieces are free-verse poems, but a poignant sonnet "Prelude" and a stark prose-poem "News" are also included. I highly recommend this enjoyable, accomplished volume.