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Fiction. Children's Literature. TEENY TINY TINO'S FISHING STORY is the charming tale of a boy who is different from other kids and has a hard time making friends. To occupy her lonely son, Tino's mom creates a game where they go fishing with gummy worms and other candy out of the window of their apartment.
Death and its many mysteries are explored in these autobiographical poems about the passing of the poet's beloved brother, the dementia that claimed her father, and the inevitable bodily changes that come with age. Experimenting with traditional forms such as elegies and dirges, the poems keep coming back to the paradoxes of love and loss.
A self-reflective exploration in healing, the speaker of these poems confronts memories of her violent father. Throughout her collection, the poet contemplates the type of father she wanted while remembering the positive influences that molded her childhood. Recalling the women who nurtured and comforted her, the author achieves a sense of peace and balance.