by Linda Quinlan


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"The poems in Chelsea Creek are noteworthy for their beautifully controlled but deeply felt elegiac tone, for the insights they offer into the various kinds of brutality lived in and lived through its pages. Most significantly, they offer hope--a hope based not in sentimentality, but in the recognition that moments of tenderness, transcendence, and love can be gleaned even from the most hostile territory. It is in the recognition of those moments, and their rendering into precise language, that the bruised heart, mind, and soul can be fed, and even healed. This is a healing book." --Rose Solari, Contest Judge, author of The Last Girl and A Secret Woman

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938144653
Publisher: BrickHouse Books, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Pages: 70
Sales rank: 895,404
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Long time LGBTQ activist and poet, Linda Quintan grew up the daughter of union parents, a factory worker and a carpenter. As the lesbian mother of two sons-Linda explores issues of gender, and motherhood while also observing the particularities of the past and present cultural landscape. Currently residing in Montpelier, Vermont, Linda cohosts a cable access LGBTQ news show with her partner and a friend.

Table of Contents

Popping Frogs In The 50's 7

Chelsea, MA 8

A New Orleans Farewell 9

Campground For Jesus 10

There Are Times When I See You 11

Marie 12

For Rita 13

Fazio 14

You Don't Ride With Jews 15

Ruth Wiseman And My Mother 17

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 19

After The Flood 20

Regrets 21

Halloween Party On Maverick Street 22

Montpelier, Vermont 23

Hit And Run 24

Grandmother (A Cook At 12 In Newfoundland) 25

Babysitting Grandsons 26

First Steps (For My Birth Mother) 27

Adoption 28

Now That You Are Dead 29

Long Lake (For Susan Smith) 30

Father's Day 31

Provincetown, MA 32

Black Mass 33

Almost Old 34

Women's Painting Crew 35

Afterword 36

Acknowledgments 37

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