To Drink from a Wider BowlPublisher: Evening Street PressISBN: 97819377347710Genre: PoetryPrice: $15 paperback
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To Drink from a Wider Bowl, winner of the 2021 Sinclair Poetry Prize, is a poetic celebration of every stage of life. In her debut poetry book, Joanne Durham explores perspectives and discoveries of a child, an adolescent, a woman, teacher, activist for peace and justice, mother, grandmother, and always keen observer of the world around her. Whether reflecting on the naivete of a kindergartener trying to build a bowling alley or musing on the contradiction of the term “falling” in love for something that lifts us all, Durham turns the mundane into the unexpected. These 49 poems are accessible and honest, wrought with skillful imagery and language that touches readers deeply as they are immersed in this wide bowl of human experience.