My Mother and the Ceiling Dancers, by Zack Rogow
The poems of Zack Rogow’s My Mother and the Ceiling Dancers give voice to a spirit at once vulnerable and tough, broken and resilient. This is our first full-length book, hand-sewn and hand-glued, hand bound here at the wompus. At a glance, My Mother and the Ceiling Dancers looks like a typical trade paperback. You could get lost in the vintage family photos on this book’s cover. Pick it up, and you may note the hand of the maker in linen threads peeking through, and the ever so slightly kattywompus individuality of each copy.
“The heart of this intensely moving book is the long poem about Rogow’s mother, an extraordinary woman through whose life Rogow illuminates the anguished, fabulous history of the twentieth century.” –Robert Thomas, author of Dragging the Lake and Door to Door.