Hemming the Water by Yona Harvey

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Channeling the collection’s muse, jazz composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams, Hemming the Water speaks to the futility of trying to mend or straighten a life that is constantly changing. Here the spiritual and the secular comingle in a “Fierce fragmentation, lonely tune.” Harvey inhabits, challenges, and explores the many facets of the female self—as daughter, mother, sister, wife, and artist. Every page is rich with Harvey’s rapturous music.

About Yona Harvey

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YONA HARVEY is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, and the recipient of a 2012 Individual Artist Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Published April 9, 2013 by Four Way. 88 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"If I am a dove/ & you are the wind/ together we have some business," says Cave Canem Fellow Harvey, defining her debut's quest for iden

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