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Publisher Comments:

Of all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of one's child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.

From "True Confessions":

Don't pity me:
I was too lazy to walk
up the stairs
to tuck her in at night.

When I brushed her hair
I pulled hard
on purpose.

And always
the sharp,
plaintive edge
on the rim
of the spoon
of my giving...

Review:

"Readers will have to step outside of a familiar, comforting tradition of poetic grief while reading this book....To read [Slamming Open the Door] is to stand onstage with a writer who finds herself in the middle of a story in which she has been reluctantly cast." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Written with skill in tight, spare lines without sentimentality or melodrama, Bonanno launches readers through the experience, one that evokes a universal terror....A stunning first book." Library Journal

Review:

"Spare, unflinching, and powerful, the poems in Slamming Open the Door move me to the bone. How does one say I love this book, which I wish never had to be written? Only one way: I love this book. I wish it did not have to be written." Thomas Lux

Synopsis:

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno's heartrending autobiographical collection inspires both compassion for and awe of the human spirit.

Synopsis:

Of all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of ones child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.

About the Author

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno is a contributing editor of The American Poetry Review and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for two poems from Slamming Open the Door. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing in Pennsylvania.

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Roy Marshall, July 29, 2009 (view all comments by Roy Marshall)
I have not read the book yet. I heard the author read a few passages on Terry Gross's "Fresh Air", while I sat in my car parked at a Walmart. As the brother of a murdered sister, Kathleen's words were at once stinging and soothing, mournful yet comforting. I'm now back at my computer about to order this powerful book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781882295746
Author:
Bonanno, Kathleen Sheeder
Publisher:
Alice James Books
Author:
Sholl, Betsy
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.6 x 0.3 in 3.5 oz

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Product details 80 pages Alice James Books - English 9781882295746 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers will have to step outside of a familiar, comforting tradition of poetic grief while reading this book....To read [Slamming Open the Door] is to stand onstage with a writer who finds herself in the middle of a story in which she has been reluctantly cast."
"Review" by , "Written with skill in tight, spare lines without sentimentality or melodrama, Bonanno launches readers through the experience, one that evokes a universal terror....A stunning first book."
"Review" by , "Spare, unflinching, and powerful, the poems in Slamming Open the Door move me to the bone. How does one say I love this book, which I wish never had to be written? Only one way: I love this book. I wish it did not have to be written."
"Synopsis" by ,
Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno's heartrending autobiographical collection inspires both compassion for and awe of the human spirit.
"Synopsis" by ,

Of all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of ones child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.

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