In Bye Bye Blackbird, Doreen Stock explores the last days of her 93-year-old mother, Annetta Winnick. In this theme-based (rather than chronological) suite of poems, we move in mythic time and through the moments of loss and conveyance that characterized this woman's journey toward the end of her life-always against the background of the mother-daughter relationship.
"Doreen Stock leads us through a dark tempest where navigating a torrent of family matters, she witnesses with vivid imagery and an unflinching eye, the final strains of a mother who's lived a long, exuberant life." -Michael D. Amitin, Parisian musician, International Beat Poet Laureate, 2020-2021
"A medley revealing with compassion, humor and musical remembrances the loving relationship between a daughter and her mother, in life and death." -Jack Hirschman, American poet & activist
"You will keep this book on your shelf as a reminder of what matters, and you will want to come back to it again and again." -Julie Fingersh, freelance journalist and writer, The New York Times and O: The Oprah Magazine