Frances Driscoll

Seaglass Picnic

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Description

Seaglass Picnic (with a splash of post traumatic stress) is Frances Driscoll’s attempt to describe the lingering effects of the horrendous rape she experienced years earlier (and written about in her powerful collection, The Rape Poems). In Seaglass Picnic, she uses humor and understatement to deal with that which at times seems unbearable. This is a book for anyone who is healing from a tragedy, anyone who has suffered from post-traumatic stress in any form.

Additional information

Weight 12.6 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.4 × 9 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Frances Driscoll

ISBN

978-0-912887-41-8

Amazon

http://a.co/cprLQWv

Smashwords

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/623590

Original Language

English

Publish Date

12/15/2015

Page/Word Count

199 pages 11, 680 words

Praise

and if one must carry a shadow to find light and love and unpredictable joy in the moment. There are all these things here. And for all the hurt that moves through the pages, and the act of writing them, are transcendent, At times, courageous. –Bruce Weigl, Driscoll expands her breath/breadth with lines of lightened music and glimpses of hard-won humor. Seaglass Picnic is most powerful when it finds its horizon, her third poetry collection. Facing death I learned not to move the speaker of these poems tells us early on, however grim their history, remarkably inventive and deeply engaging, sensing the (in)visible wounds of fellow trauma survivors, there is an indescribable sadness in these poems. Terror, these poems, they never completely surrender because of the disciplined emotion the poet manages to impose of these sometimes primal utterings. Wildly imaginative, too. At times. Memory swims like a dragon just beneath the surface. When it rears

Imprint

PBS

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