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The Size of Our Bed

The Size of Our Bed

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Following the arc of a woman's life, The Size of Our Bed begins with the title of its last poem, "Letter to a Dead Husband about the Size of Our Bed." The remaining poems traverse their past, the narrator's future.


Divided into sections from childhood and family, marriage, illness and death, recovery, acceptance and strength--contrasted with war--The Size of Our Bed offers poetry that is generous yet unflinching, personal, sometimes ironic and intense, yet resound with a reverence for both the joys and betrayals of life. These are poems of hard won wisdom and insight. They are emotionally introspective, even transformative.


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Author: Jacqueline Derner Tchakalian
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Published: 09/15/2015
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781597099974

About the Author
Jacqueline Tchakalian, a poet and visual artist, has lived in five different states and seven cities in California. Trained as a visual artist, she discovered writing poetry later in life, at which time she quit painting for ten years. She currently lives in Woodland Hills, CA, and has no interest in moving again.

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