Open Hand Publishing, LLC
About Open Hand Complete Catalog Ordering Information Special for Educators View Cart
 
Old Woman of Irish Blood

96 pages
5 ½" by 8 ½"
Paper - $9.95
ISBN 0-940880-59-8
cart add to cart

Purchase with a credit card

Old Woman of Irish Blood

by Pat Andrus

Published with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Only 10 copies left!

"Sometimes, reading a Pat Andrus poem from this collection is like climbing a tree of power--at other times, it is like falling into a well of powers, where silence moves to a different rhythm and darkness crawls your skin..."
From the foreword by Donna J. Meek.

Clean, crisp and without poetic excess, this collection, lush with imagery from the natural world, explores the mysterious roots of this writer's artistry, gender, and Celtic ancestry. Fiercely feminine and passionate, the poet traverses a tumultuous journey to discover the great freedom and power of self-awareness.

Pat Andrus was formed by Irish-Catholic and German-Scotch clan lines. Born and raised on a farm in Michigan, she moved to the Northwest in 1968, where she lives with her husband Larry and daughter Kira. Her poems appear in local and national publications.

Complementary Book for Education


...an intensely personal collection of poems that mediate on such timeless themes as birth, death and parenthood.
Seattle-Post Intelligencer

More comments on Old Woman of Irish Blood...