Just the Girls: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies; A Drift of Honeybees Pamela R. Anderson-Bartholet Author
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A gardener tends her vegetables and flowers while devising a way to manage her burgeoning chipmunk problem. A daughter pens a letter to her dead father. Jesus saunters into hot yoga and dazzles the assembled practitioners. Three sisters play on their swing set in the middle of the night. In these-and other-poems from Just the Girls: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies; A Drift of Honeybees, women support, cheer, challenge, and, ultimately, sustain each other. Just the Girls celebrates women and what it means to be connected to the female whole.Advance Praise:Just the Girls is a poetic celebration of female friendship. In brilliantly created portraits of a family of sisters, aunts, mothers, and daughters, Anderson gives us a close look at the many ways in which women matter to each other.~ Maggie Anderson, author of Dear All,We're in the presence of a poet with an ear for how language shapes our worlds, and an eye alert to the details that make those worlds real to us. What a splendid, moving collection of lyrics!~ Dr. Steven Reese, authorExcentrica: Notes on the TextPam Anderson's work is smart, sensitive, and at times wonderfully wry.~ Thomas Dukes, poet and authorAnderson gives our everyday lives a voice that is rich and cuts to the quick. She has a gift for articulating the beauties and mysteries of our lives in poetry that will leave you wanting more.~ Diane Laney Fitzpatrick, author and social media strategistThese poems are a poignant catalog of what we learn from girls and women, inspiration and cautionary tale, and our complicated memories of domestic life.~ Karen Schubert, author of The Compost Reader


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