Landscape with Headless Mama: Poems

Landscape with Headless Mama Poems These are true border poems restlessly crossing between the real and the surreal the loved and the used up the fertile and the infertile and the hungry and the sated Jennifer Givhan is a dangerous
  • Title: Landscape with Headless Mama: Poems
  • Author: Jennifer Givhan
  • ISBN: 9780807165416
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • These are true border poems, restlessly crossing between the real and the surreal, the loved and the used up, the fertile and the infertile, and the hungry and the sated Jennifer Givhan is a dangerous poet in all the necessary ways Connie Voisine Landscape with Headless Mama explores the experiences of becoming and being a mother through the lens of dark fairy tales DeThese are true border poems, restlessly crossing between the real and the surreal, the loved and the used up, the fertile and the infertile, and the hungry and the sated Jennifer Givhan is a dangerous poet in all the necessary ways Connie Voisine Landscape with Headless Mama explores the experiences of becoming and being a mother through the lens of dark fairy tales Describing the book as a surreal survival guide, Givhan draws from the southwestern desert, incorporating Latin American fine art and folkloric influences Drawing inspiration from Gloria Anzaldua, Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, tattoo artists, and comic book heroes, among other sources, this is a book of intelligence, humor, deep feeling, and, above all, duende.
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    1. Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican American poet who grew up in the Imperial Valley, a small, border community in the Southern California desert She earned an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina and an MA in English literature at California State University Fullerton, where she was the recipient of the Graduate Equity Fellowship Her honors include a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a PEN Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship, The Frost Place Latin Scholarship, The 2015 Lascaux Review Editors Choice Poetry Prize, The Pinch Poetry Prize, The DASH Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart nominations Her work has appeared in Best of the Net 2015, Best New Poets 2013, AGNI, TriQuarterly, POETRY, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, Blackbird, The Kenyon Review, Rattle 2015 Poetry Prize finalist , Prairie Schooner, Columbia Poetry Journal, Indiana Review runner up for the 2015 Poetry Prize , and Southern Humanities Review finalist for the 2015 Auburn Witness Prize , among over a hundred other publications.She is Editor in Chief at Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and raises two young children with her family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    2. A magical poetry collection Landscape with Headless Mama draws from the southwestern desert and many surrealist poets and captures so much wonder I particularly love these lines She s become gravedigger, that brave girl bolting by road, by swan, by paper fan Jennifer Givhan is a beautiful and soulful poet Landscape with Headless Mama is a collection to be savored and devoured whole let yourself be enchanted.

    3. The poems in this collection are so intimate and, at times, painful that I often felt as if I were intruding They cover everything from bad relationships to the death of a loved one However, as the title suggests, a major theme of the book is motherhood the narrator as daughter on one end, mother herself on the other Poems boldly depict pregnancy, miscarriage, and adoption Day of the Dead surprised me again and again with different emotions regret, sorrow, defiance Miscarriage Interpreted Throug [...]

    4. Jennifer Givhan s _Landscape_with_Headless_Mama_ is breathtaking Givhan divides the book into distinct sections I Wide View of Mama, II Landscape with Headless Mama, III Innerscape The Miscarrying Artist , IV Moonscape as Mama, Or The Artist Births Herself, and V Ariel View of Motherhood, Or Mama Rising Somehow, Givhan takes these disparate parts her relationship with her own mother, the art of Remedios Varo, her own struggles with infertility and miscarriage, her children s lives, and weaves a [...]

    5. These poems are living things Throughout Ms Givhan s brilliant collection, life teems in tea leaves in the shadows of a miscarriage, in the surreally recalled oils of a Remedios Varo painting, in the dancing, musical fungi emanating from a mother s bed sore flesh It s the kind of collection that haunts your world with afterimages and echoes long after you ve put it down.

    6. These surreal poems captivate, pulling us into the desert and not letting us look away from Mama, who couldn t keep us from aching, no who gave us song , oh, she gave us song as gesture for the pain from Nocturne, P 85

    7. Jenn Givhan s poems lay bare the stigmas of motherhood The scraping pain and disembodiment of shame And through these trials, she masterfully transcends this suffering and ascribes powerful beauty to the life giving force within I read and re read Jenn s work and feel the strength with every page turn each time.

    8. Wow Wow Wow A darkly beautiful collection exploring the landscape of motherhood having a mother and becoming a mother being a child and then having children Jennifer Givhan gives us an honest yet creative glimpse into the complexities of creating and then keeping a family together This book is not to be missed.

    9. A collection that is at once personal, traumatic, and intimate Despite my appreciation of Givhan s emotional work, some of the poems fell flat in their telling and I found myself wanting to make revisions to many of the poems endings Maybe my love for Sharon Olds articulation of this kind of confessional work has left me a bit jaded.

    10. Jenn Givhan has allowed us to enter her inner being She has shared with us her joy and pain I was deeply touched by her poetry and look forward to reading of her work This is a beautiful book that I will read again.

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