NPR stories about Our Andromeda
I hear the same music in another volume I've been saving from last fall, Brenda Shaughnessy's Our Andromeda, though her book has the opposite of divorce in mind. She laments and sometimes makes narratives about the struggle to keep her small family together in the aftermath of a difficult birth.
In the title poem, she posits a galaxy far, far away where familial love might overtake all woe and turmoil of the heart and body and mind. Once there, she says to her son, "you'll