By Christine Stewart-Nuñez
Bluewords Greening is a booklet approximately motherhood—love and relations and worry and failure and mini-ninjas. We realize a mother’s bewildering studies along with her son because the poems element his prognosis with a unprecedented kind of epilepsy and the “bluewords” that consequence from his aphasia. The speaker is in deep dialog with the son’s annoyed and sometimes unusually appealing lexicon; she’s additionally in dialog with the paintings of up to date visible artists and the craft of printmaking and the twelfth-century visionary, St. Hildegard. Stewart-Nuñez’s track and expert syntax and obdurate insistence at the great thing about the world—even because the poems discover the heartbreak of recurrent miscarriage—keep the reader rapt and thankful and illuminated. Bluewords Greening is a fabulous book.
—Beth Ann Fennelly, Great With baby: Letters to a tender Mother
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