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Small Salvations

Small Salvations


Patricia Dienstfrey

Drawings by Kate Delos


    1987, 24 pages

    ISBN 0-932716-22-9


    "The poems and prose-poems of Small Salvations, written literally in the mother tongue, record the history of—what shall we call it—an obsession, a love, an identity? The mysterious relation of a woman to her mother, from childhood until long after the mother's death, is here traced, suggested, revealed, in language of the utmost sensuous precision." — Alicia Ostriker


    Drawings by Kate Delos.


    Patricia Dienstfrey's publications include a winner of the America Award for Fiction: The Woman Without Experiences (Kelsey Street Press, 1995). She has also written Love and Illustration (a+bend press, 2000) and The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (Wesleyan, 2003), which she co-edited with Brenda Hillman. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, edited by Mary Margaret Sloan (Talisman House, 1997), and The Addison Street Anthology: Berkeley's Poetry Walk, edited by Robert Hass and Jessica Fisher (Heyday Books, 2004). A co-founder of Kelsey Street Press, she lives with her husband, Ted, in Berkeley, California.


    Kate Delos has exhibited widely on the West Coast, as well as in the Foyer, d'Acueill in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. She lives in the Bay Area where she has taught bookmaking and painting in Bay Area schools for many years.

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