Dresses from the Old Country

Dresses from the Old Country

American Poets Continuum

by Laura Read

Published by: BOA Editions Ltd.

104 Pages, 9.00 x 6.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781942683667
  • Published: October 2018

$17.00

In Laura Read’s second poetry collection, the former poet laureate of Spokane, WA, weaves past and present together to create a portrait of a life in progress. As the speaker looks back on her life, she exists simultaneously as all the selves she has ever been: a lost child, a lonely adolescent, a teacher, a daughter, a friend, a wife, a mother—a woman continually shaped and reshaped by memory and experience. Deeply rooted in a particular time and place, Read’s poems strip away the illusion of the passage of time as they reveal how we are all wearing “dresses from the old country.”