Making Progress

Making Progress

by Janet Bowdan


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Bowdan's poems pay attention to behaviors we may not want to notice of ourselves, woven with humor & affection into the story of her blended family against a backdrop of society's evolving expectations of girl, woman, wife & mother.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635345377
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Series: New Women's Voices Series , #142
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Janet Bowdan's poems have been published in many journals, including APR, Crazyhorse, Verse, Gargoyle, Free State Review, Isthmus and The Peacock Journal, as well as the anthologies Best American Poetry 2000, Poetry Daily and Ice Cream Poems. She teaches English and creative writing at Western New England University, where she also edits Common Ground Review. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband, son, and sometimes a lovely stepdaughter or two.

Table of Contents

Sneak 1

12,000 Years Ago, a Girl Was Walking around a Cave 2

Behind the scenes 4

Rock Creek 5

Circus 6

Walking on the wall 7

The Year 8

Wandering: A History of Whiskey 9

The Imaginary Housewives 10

Origami & Natural Selection 11

Jamie & Rachel in Liza Lou’s Kitchen 12

Painting: Still Life with Dog 14

Heads Up! 16

Nutcracker: Leah Entrances 17

Mr. Small and the Changing Seasons 19

I am the house 20

Crack of Dawn 21

At the International Spy Museum 22

The Magnetic Mine 23

Wanted: Panopticon, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths 25

Memory Ward 26

Somewhere 27

Siren 28

Cruise 29

Falcon Cam, U. Mass-Amherst 31

Frankenstein, my father, & me 32

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