Still Life with Timex

Poems

978-1-68003-241-3 Paperback
5.25 x 8.5 in
38 pp.
Pub Date: 01/15/2021
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2020 Winner of the Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize
Still Life with Timex chronicles a mother’s loss. These poems explore the unsightly aspects of grief and the survivor’s guilt of outliving a child. In the hospital with her son, the speaker directs her bitterness toward institutions and faith that do not do enough.

Within this collection there are discoveries of life in its decay and remembrance. Blame indicts everyone—most especially the speaker herself, as she struggles to cope with shame as enduring as loss.

from “On His Own”
I stroke his shoulders, squared as they entered the world, my son bold
as a cardinal’s wing against the white flames of magnolias.

Published by Texas Review Press