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The Spaces Between Birds (Wesleyan Poetry)

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In 1967, Sandra McPherson's daughter Phoebe was born with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. In The Spaces Between Birds, McPherson collects poems from six of her published books as well as new poems, uncollected poems, and poems written under a pseudonym, that draw on her experiences as a mother to Phoebe. Representing 28 years of work, these poems describe the voyage-both wrenching and exhilarating-on which mother and daughter embarked. Interspersed are poems by Phoebe, offering an illuminating and often searing counterpoint to those of her mother. The poems poignantly evoke the world created by autism, providing a rare sense of an inner life that has long been unapprehendable, and detailing the intimacy and ultimate alienness of relations even between mother and daughter, and even between word and meaning. SANDRA MCPHERSON is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Edge Effect (Wesleyan, 1966) and The God of Indeterminacy (Illinois, 1993). Her book The Year of Birth (Ecco, 1978) was nominated for the National Book Award and she has been featured on the Bill Moyers series The Language of Life. She is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. With an elegant directness reminiscent of Anne Sexton's, Spaces is a flock of hard truths, joyfully told . . . McPherson is a distinctive stylist and a compassionate voice whose work continues to enrich and reward readers.-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

In 1967, Sandra McPherson's daughter Phoebe was born with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. In The Spaces Between Birds, McPherson collects poems from six of her published books as well as new poems, uncollected poems, and poems written under a pseudonym, that draw on her experiences as a mother to Phoebe. Representing 28 years of work, these poems describe the voyage-both wrenching and exhilarating-on which mother and daughter embarked. Interspersed are poems by Phoebe, offering an illuminating and often searing counterpoint to those of her mother. The poems poignantly evoke the world created by autism, providing a rare sense of an inner life that has long been unapprehendable, and detailing the intimacy and ultimate alienness of relations even between mother and daughter, and even between word and meaning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819522283
Author:
McPherson, Sandra
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Author:
McPherson, Sandra
Location:
Middletown, Conn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
American
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Women -- Poetry.
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Mothers and daughters -- Poetry.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry
Series Volume:
L
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
75
Dimensions:
8.50x5.53x.28 in. .25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1967, Sandra McPherson's daughter Phoebe was born with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. In The Spaces Between Birds, McPherson collects poems from six of her published books as well as new poems, uncollected poems, and poems written under a pseudonym, that draw on her experiences as a mother to Phoebe. Representing 28 years of work, these poems describe the voyage-both wrenching and exhilarating-on which mother and daughter embarked. Interspersed are poems by Phoebe, offering an illuminating and often searing counterpoint to those of her mother. The poems poignantly evoke the world created by autism, providing a rare sense of an inner life that has long been unapprehendable, and detailing the intimacy and ultimate alienness of relations even between mother and daughter, and even between word and meaning.
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