Mom by Nisa Donnelly

cover of the book MomMom by Nisa Donnelly
Genre: Anthology – Nonfiction; Biography
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Published: 1998
Publisher: Hushion House
Editor: Nisa Donnelly
Format: Trade Paperback
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No. of Pages: 302
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ISBN: 1555834086
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In her introduction to this anthology, Nisa Donnelly describes the particular bond between mothers and their lesbian daughters: ‘We are the women our mothers warned us about and, at the same time, the women they made us. ‘ This collection examines the complexities of a lesbian’s first woman-to-woman relationship. Linda Smukler’s poem ‘St. Francis’ suggests that the mother is the primary object of all kinds of contradictory love: love as a tease, as an unexpected caress, as beauty, as a scream. Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s essay ‘Searching for the Mythic Mother Mentor’ describes the author’s desire to find a lesbian forebear in her own family. ‘Poa Poa is Livng Breathing Light’ is Kitty Tsui’s record of finding such a strong female character in her grandmother. Among the other contributors to this book are Judy Grahn, Hillary Mullins, Donna Allegra and newcomers Terrie Akemi-Hamazaki and G. L. Morrison. –Rebecca Brown
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