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The Movable Nest: A Mother/Daughter Companion
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Marilyn gives an overview of the book:

This is a multicultural anthology of contemporary women's writing on the subject of sending our daughters out into their own lives.  Selections also include works about saying goodbye to our mothers.   This is an upbeat book, about creative separation, from the perspectives of mothers and daughters.   52 authors are included, among them Rita Dove, Jamaica Kincaid, Linda Pastan and Sharon Olds.   Co-editors, Marilyn Kallet and Kathryn Stripling Byer.
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This is a multicultural anthology of contemporary women's writing on the subject of sending our daughters out into their

own lives.  Selections also include works about saying goodbye to our mothers.   This is an upbeat book, about creative separation, from the perspectives of mothers and daughters.   52 authors are included, among them Rita Dove, Jamaica Kincaid, Linda Pastan and Sharon Olds.   Co-editors, Marilyn Kallet and Kathryn Stripling Byer.

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This is an upbeat anthology, a great gift for mother's getting ready to send their daughters to college.

About Marilyn

Marilyn Kallet was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and grew up in New York.  She is the author of 16 books, including The Love That Moves Me (poetry); Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, Black Widow Press; Circe, After Hours, poetry from BkMk Press; The Big Game,...

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Published Reviews

Feb.25.2009

"Marilyn Kallet, author of 14 books, opens her anticipated selected poems with "Jonah on Oprah," a dramatic monologue that epitomizes how through wit, rhythm, and imaginative metaphors, her poems arrive at...

Apr.08.2013

"Marilyn Kallet’s new collection of wry, mostly romantic poems, The Love That Moves Me, takes its title from a line in Dante: “Amor mi mosse, che mi fa parlare” (“The love that moved me makes me speak”)....

Author's Publishing Notes

Co-editors Marilyn Kallet and Kathryn Stripling Byer; Byer is the Poet Laureate of North Carolina