Today's poem is "What Came Between A Woman and Her Duties"
from Kin Types

Finishing Line Press

Luanne Castle's first collection of poetry, was published by Aldrich Press. Luanne's poetry and prose have appeared in Grist, Copper Nickel, River Teeth, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Barnstorm Journal, Six Hens, Lunch Ticket, The Review Review, and many other journals. Luanne has studied English and creative writing at the University of California, Riverside; Western Michigan University; and Stanford University. She divides her time between California and Arizona.

" Books by Luanne Castle:

Other poems on the web by Luanne Castle:
Two poems
"What Lies Inside"
"Prospective Ghost's Response to the First Duino Elegy"

About Kin Types:

"Welcome to Luanne Castle's Kin Types, where every piece, poem or prose, is a ghost –-but not the sort you can see through. You see, Castle's ghosts have been resurrected through powerful emotion and startling detail, have been made suddenly solid and real again with a skill that brings to mind the work of Edgar Lee Masters. Herein we find all the heart and heartbreak of ordinary lives from the past finally valuated properly, given their own set of lines and stanzas, their own sentences and paragraphs, the attention and care of a gifted and sympathetic writer. Which is to say, you're going to want to stick around for a while. Kin Types exists at the precise place where literature and history intersect to make something both beautiful and true."
—Justin Hamm

"Castle explores the warnings and quirks of relatives in poem after poem. Perhaps Castle is also issuing a warning in Advice From My Forebears to those whose lives are lived by the word and pen: Don't quit writing like I did. Make me a promise. The whole collection is a promise, and not to be missed, whether for its flashlight into the past or its beam into the future."
—Carol Willette Bachofner

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