Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Paternity Reviewed by Felicia Mitchell

I was thrilled when I picked up the new issue of "North Carolina Literary Review" (http://www.nclr.ecu.edu) to find a wonderful review of "Paternity" on page 228. The review is called "Images of Childhood" and was written by one of my favorite poets and scholars, Felicia Mitchell, English Department Chair at Emory & Henry College in Virginia.

Here are a couple of excerpts from the review (thanks to Felicia and NCLR Editor, Margaret Bauer):

Some say that it is never too late to have a happy childhood, it probably is, but perhaps it is never too late to experience the magic of childhood, which is what Owens conjures up in these child-centered poems.
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Childhood functions as a catalyst for the exploration of a concept of paternity that embraces individuality, innocence, and childhood potential, along with the exploration of how children shape the poet's own identity.

1 comment:

  1. I ended up with too many books from this weekend but I hope to have a chance to read through NCLR soon!