About the Book

Slamming Open the Door

Slamming Open the Door

April 2009
Trade Paperback · 80 Pages
$15.95 U.S. · $19.00 CAN
ISBN 9781882295746
Alice James Books


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Of all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of one’s child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.

About the Author

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno is a contributing editor of The American Poetry Review and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for two poems from Slamming Open the Door. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing in Pennsylvania.