Poetry. In her fifth collection of poems, Ellen Dore Watson lends her supple voice to a multiplicity of characters, each with his or her own particular dilemma, distraction, or disarray: Junie biking home to find a new mom, Edur wondering whether he's anyone's father, a pregnant teen starving herself to lose the fetus, or the widower Lew buoyed by a vision of his wife after her death. With a novelist's finesse and a poet's details, Watson creates lives that resonate with poignancy and urgency. "These intensely lyrical, very ...

Dogged Hearts 2010, Tupelo Press

ISBN-13: 9781932195859

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