Casting Off

“In Casting Off (2007), motherhood becomes a transforming lens on the world. These poems are not sentimental but keenly aware, and full of wonder, discovery, astonishment, and passionate commitment. ‘The child inhabits me / like a whelk the whorls of its shell, / a hidden smile. At some level / I am always intimately / accompanied, like holding a lover’s hand / everywhere I go.’” Poems from Casting Off were featured on National Public Radio’s The Writer’s Almanac and Poetry Daily.