Bye Bye Blackbird
by Doreen Stock
Scheduled Release Date: Apr 15, 2021
In Bye Bye Blackbird, Doreen Stock explores the last days of her 93-year-old mother, Annetta Winnick. In this theme-based suite of poems, we move in mythic time and through the moments of loss and conveyance that characterized this woman’s journey toward the end of her life—always against the background of the mother-daughter relationship.
Doreen Stock is a master of her craft, and her newest collection of poems captures her mother’s last days and beyond with heart-wrenching grace, beauty, humanity, and artistry. Each poem is a jewel, a layered world of story, memory, love and senses, light and dark. Her work does what only the best art can: it connects readers with what it is to love, to lose, and to be fully alive in this world. You will keep this book on your shelf as a reminder of what matters, and you will want to come back to it again and again.
—Julie Fingersh, freelance journalist and writer, The New York Times and O: The Oprah Magazine
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