Our Andromeda Shaughnessy Fierce, heartbreaking, tender, musical, Our Andromeda is a triumph of love and imagination overcoming grief and fear Inspired by the circumstance of her son who suffers brain injury at birth resulting in permanent disability, Brenda Shaughnessy works out in these poems her desire for an alternate world in which there are no accidents and it s possible to do things over. Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy The long poem Our Andromeda which closes this volume and which lovingly imagines an alternate world where her son, Cal, who is seemingly disabled in some way and fragile, is heartbreakingly about a mother s love for her son But Shaughnessy is in love with the world around her, too. Our Andromeda on Apple Books From Our Andromeda Cal, faster than the lightest light, so much faster than love, and our Andromeda, that dream, I can feel it living in us like we are its home Like it remembers us from its own childhood Oh, maybe, Cal, we are home, if God will let us live here, with Andromeda inside us, doesn t it seem we belong Now and then, will you help me belong Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy Copper Canyon Press In Brenda Shaughnessy s Our Andromeda, playful musicality and deadpan humor meld with blunt questions and a plea for an alternate galaxy in which merciful do overs are possible. Our Andromeda Academy of American Poets Our Andromeda Brenda Shaughnessy s third collection taps into both the personal and universal as it explores themes of astronomy, illness, the family, motherhood, and home In poems that wrestle with trauma, childbirth, and pain, Our Andromeda tells the story of a family trying to hold together after struggling with a difficult birth. Our Andromeda Kindle edition by Shaughnessy, Brenda Dec , Andromeda is inside us, she says, and here, in the Milky Way, with all its imperfections, is where we belong Our Andromeda is a brave and necessary work It takes one of the most difficult circumstances that the human heart can face and teaches us how to move through desire and devastation into love and joy Its triumph over grief is earned. Our Andromeda NPR Our Andromeda NPR coverage of Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy News, author interviews, critics picks and .
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