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I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom

Kim Dower

Warwick’s presents
Kim Dower

I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 7:30pm PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
 I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom
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$19.95+tax: One reserved seat and one copy of I WORE THIS DRESS TODAY FOR YOU, MOM to be picked up at Warwick's the evening of the event

PLEASE NOTE: Although this event is free and open to the public, free admittance is subject to available space. When reserved seating reaches capacity, we will not be able to accommodate additional attendees. To ensure admittance, we encourage you to reserve seating for everyone in your party in advance. Reserved Seating is available when I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom is pre-ordered from Warwick's through the linked green "Reserve Seats Here" button above. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Kim Dower as she discusses and signs her new book, I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom. Kim Dower, Former City Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, has published four highly acclaimed collections of poetry, including the Gold Ippy Award winning collection Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave. She has been nominated for four Pushcarts, is widely anthologized, and teaches writing workshops for Antioch University, the West Hollywood Library, and UCLA Writer's Extension.

Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, Kim Dower's poems about motherhood are some of her most moving and disarmingly candid. I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom is an anthology of her poems on being a mother from childbirth to empty nest, as well as being a daughter with all the teenaged messiness, drama and conflict, to finally caring for one's mother suffering from dementia.

Carefully culled from her four collections as well as including a selection of new work, the poems comprising I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom are heartbreaking, funny, surprising, and touching, explore the quirky, unexpected observations, and bittersweet moments mothers and daughters share. These evocative poems do not glorify mothers, but rather explore the deep crevices and emotions of these impenetrable relationships: the love, despair, joy, humor and gratitude that fills our lives.

I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781636280233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - April 19th, 2022