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Genevieve Betts

A Clarinet

21 August 2005
Vol. 5, No. 2
poetry, prose poem

If it is not machine mastery, it is a language. Even without air, the cold clattering of padded keys impresses the tiny white seals with seams.

"Tender Hooks" Refuse to Soften: A Review of Beth Ann Fennelly's Tender Hooks

History's typecast of "the mother" breeds thoughts of the bored housewife, entertaining herself with embroidery, pastel aprons, and flip hairdos. Herstory relates a more honest and complex definition of the mother, much like the work of Beth Ann Fennelly's poems in Tender Hooks.

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