In this collection, Mary Christine Kane honors the complicated experience of childhood with a range of voices including a motherless child, a girl who collects toy rings and the adult looking back in longing. The poems remind us what comfort and yearning feel like by opening the interior life of children—both moments like rolling down a grassy hill but also those of trying to reconcile life’s hardest topics.
Mary Christine Kane is the author of Between the stars where you are lost, published by Finishing Line Press. Her poetry and nonfiction has been published in various journals and anthologies including Bluestem; The Buffalo Anthology, Right Here, Right Now; Ponder Review; Sleet and others. Mary also recently won a Moth monthly StorySLAM competition. She works in marketing and is a volunteer for the arts and animal rescue.