Darling Hands, Darling Tongue

Kindred s intense lyrical poems are inspired by JM Barrie s 1904 edition of Peter Pan Poems in the voices of Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, Wendy Darling, and the Lost Boys allow them to tell their own stories other poems trace the experience of a contemporary mother telling this story to her sons The poems use the music of language and figurative imagery to explore death, idKindred s intense lyrical poems are inspired by JM Barrie s 1904 edition of Peter Pan Poems in the voices of Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, Wendy Darling, and the Lost Boys allow them to tell their own stories other poems trace the experience of a contemporary mother telling this story to her sons The poems use the music of language and figurative imagery to explore death, identity, and often unspeakable desire including the desire of Tinker Bell Somewhere I m skin without wings Somewhere my name means _tough as light_.
Darling Hands Darling Tongue Kindred s intense lyrical poems are inspired by JM Barrie s edition of Peter Pan Poems in the voices of Tinker Bell Tiger Lily Wendy Darling and the Lost Boys allow them to tell their own stor

  • Title: Darling Hands, Darling Tongue
  • Author: Sally Rosen Kindred Nashay Jones
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Handmade Chapbook
  • 1 thought on “Darling Hands, Darling Tongue”

    1. I have heard that Wallace Stevens said people should like poetry the way a child likes snow.Whether or not, Stevens said that -- it may have been Abraham Lincoln after all -- I agree with it.That's the way I read this chapbook -- I dive in and make snow angels.Who would have thought anyone could re-imagine Peter Pan. Kindred puts words in the mouths of Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Tiger Lily, and bittersweet words they are.And somehow Cinderella slips in. She says,And yes, I liveunder the tongueof Wen [...]

    2. In the poem "Wendy Darling Has Bad Dreams," Kindred writes: "There's a man in this bed I might love / if he could believe / where I've been." This chapbook relies on lines like this one, deep cuts that rewrite the story of those characters we think we know so well. This chapbook is a revisiting of that Peter Pan tale, though mostly told through the views of the women, giving voice to Wendy, Tinker Bell, and Tiger Lily. The poems rewrite the legend, offering new insight into each character's iden [...]

    3. "Searched too and seton the tray: budsof loose glass stainedsuicide-blueand the bits of dark-wine shellthat starredher blood, gone bronzenow that it's dried in trailsthrough the handfulof painted dustwe're calling a girl:and here,two bones from the tongueof a lark--I can't even say.They smell like apples.They may have been her hands."from the poem "Notes from a Fairy Autopsy"

    4. This is a wonderful chapbook of poetry based on Petr Pan. It's up for an Elgin award for best chapbook awarded by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. I will likely review this in more depth at some point.

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