Paternity is a strong collection written with disarming candor and heart. Scott Owens extends the poetic prowess demonstrated in his previous collection, The Fractured World, to a book that is engaging, unpretentious and optimistic. . . . Owens speaks of the fierce love felt by parents, the vows they make to protect their child, and how the child grafts itself into a parent’s physical and emotional existence. . . . There are many excellent poems in this collection, such as “Naming,” in which the mystical beauty of the parent-child connection is so well articulated. The nirvana of parenthood, the epiphanies and wonder, the fears and taboos are explored with unvarnished honesty in a book that will be read and valued beyond the scope of what the title suggests.
Causes Scott Owens Supports
Poetry Hickory Hickory Soup Kitchen Temple Beth Shalom Hickory Women's Resources Center