Not Yet by Marcia Slatkin
A Care-giving Collage

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"The poems are honest, raw, close to the heart. They will speak to, console, and inspire you about the brutal, heart rending reality and reward of caring for someone with Alzheimer's."--Phillip Levine, poetry editor, Chronogram.
These 96 poems about Marcia Slatkin's mother's Alzheimer's disease take us into new territory--not hospital or hospice but the intimate daily world of care-giving where we find not only the ravages of this illness, but also the possibility of grace . . . .

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A former English teacher, MARCIA SLATKIN now plays cello, takes photographs, and writes. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including A Season's Milking, I Kidnap My Mother, and A Woman Milking. Her fiction has won two PEN awards and has been published in small magazines. She lives in Shoreham, Long Island.
Published July 9, 2012 by Stephen F. Austin University Press. 136 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical, Self Help. Non-fiction

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But the poet’s descriptions also display a wonderful tenderness: “[M]y mother’s breasts / emerge, still pink … And after donning / bra and snapping / straps in place, / she gathers them up / like scooping pliant / honey with a spoon.” Depictions of her mother’s hand, “its gnarled back spotted – /...

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