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Resurrection, Poems by Amanda J. Forrester

Resurrection by Amanda J. Forrester is a hard-hitting collection of poems focused on trauma that girls and women can experience and what happens after. The search for recovery through the process of life and its successes and failures brings to the surface what some wish to keep a shamed secret.

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"With blunt-force courage and unexpected humor, the persona of Forrester's signature anti-poetry explores the darker sacrifices and their aftermaths. The resulting resurrections, however measured, seem themselves an inexplicable trespass, a remarkable hope."-Donald Morrill

"Amanda Forrester's debut collection rings with the grittiness of life-secrets hewn from hardship, fear, poverty, self-hatred and abuse. Crafted with the formidable voice of a survivor and activated by imagery reminiscent of Dorothea Lange photographs, Forrester's uncompromising poems give voice to what hurts, 'but not as much/as what it is I can't say/burns.'" -Gianna Russo