“The poems in Mother Kingdom come at you in a burst: the loving voice of the protective mother balanced with memories of the vulnerable, wounded child. Andrea Deeken’s gift for quiet lyricism throbs with depth and wonder, a true search for self and a fierce determination to defend her child against an uncertain global future.”
-Debra Gwartney, author of I Am a Stranger Here Myself
“Cool and sharp like a found stone weapon, Andrea Deeken’s debut collection stings with the many betrayals of youth, the tremulous first hint of young, queer lust, and the deep violence of remaining alive. A shimmering feat.”
-Anne Elizabeth Moore, author of Gentrifier, a Memoir
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