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Backhand Through the Mother

by Renee Norman

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In this second collection of poetry, Backhand Through The Mother, poet Renee Norman, picks up several thematic threads from her first book, True Confessions (Inanna Publications, 2005), and weaves them into poems about mothering, aging and loss set amongst the cultural traditions of family and Judaism. Relationships between mothers and daughters are celebrated, deconstructed, and mourned, as the poems resonate with the slippage of time and the emptiness of hands once full and busy. From babyhood to adolescence to young adulthood, Norman writes about the poignancy of motherhood, set against her own aging and the illness, death, and widowhood of aging parents. She also writes hopefully and with some humour as she navigates her daughters’ growing pains, middle-age, her Jewish background, and the legacies our parents leave us.

About the Author
Renee Norman is an award-winning poet, writer, and retired educator. Her poetry book, True Confessions, was awarded the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for poetry in 2006. She is also the author of two other volumes of poetry, Backhand Through the Mother, and Martha in the Mirror (Inanna). She received the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award for House of Mirrors, published in 2001. Previously she worked as a classroom teacher, university professor, and school board consultant. She lives in Coquitlam, BC.
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