Lavenderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash and Word

Lavenderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash and Word

by Donna Watson




These writers initiate us into one of the most sacred domestic rituals of our mundane world—the purging of physical and psychic stains through the art and work of doing laundry. Their voices rise above the sounds of washing machines, non-televised daytime dramas, and laughter falling on a familiar landscape. Removing the clothespins from their mouths, these women reveal their secrets, fears, loves, and regrets in poem and story form. Finely detailed as the vintage sleeve of a rummage sale find, the work in Lavanderia brings the circle closer to home as you find yourself nodding and remembering and thanking every woman who ever sat next to you in a Laundromat and made conversation.

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ISBN-13: 9780981602066
Publisher: San Diego City Works Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 324

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