Keetje Kuipers

All Its Charms

A luminous new collection from Keetje Kuipers, All Its Charms is a fearless and transformative reckoning of identity. By turns tender and raw, these poems chronicle Kuipers’ decision to become a single mother by choice, her marriage to the woman she first fell in love with more than a decade before giving birth to her daughter, and her family’s struggle to bring another child into their lives. All Its Charms is about much more than the reinvention of the American family—it’s about transformation, desire, and who we can become when we move past who we thought we would be.
41 printed pages
Original publication



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    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Senior editor at Poetry Northwest and faculty at Seattle’s Hugo House, Kuipers lives with her wife and daughter on an island in the Salish Sea, where she is at work on a novel and a memoir.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    two previous poetry collections, Beautiful in the Mouth and The Keys to the Jail.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    American Poetry Review, Orion, Tin House, and The Best American Poetry.

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