Parenting Your Parents
Slice of Moon, a collection of poems by author Kim Dower, is dedicated to Kim's mother, who passed away, many of Kim's poems are about her mother's final two years. Kim shared with us the life lessons she learned while caring for her mother.
Don't keep everything inside -- ask for help!
Be good to yourself.
Let yourself feel sad.
Trust your gut.
Communicate with your parent.
Try not to get frustrated.
Keep your sense of humor.
Kim will be appearing at Wordstock running today through Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.
In her second collection of poems, Slice of Moon, Kim retains her whimsical style while reaching deeper inside what it means to be human -- writing of love, longing, motherhood, vulnerability, death -- with the same humor and accessibility of her earlier work, but with greater lyrical intensity, irony, poignancy. The collection is a rainbow rope of entwined emotional fibers, each one a different expression: funny, sad, angry, loving, strong, fearful, sexy, and Kim weaves these colors beautifully to create Slice of Moon, a book that resonates with honesty and the complexities of life.