Some Mothers Don't Come In Pastel
By Mary Esther Frederick
Austin Book Award, 1993
These poems cross borders of the heart, land and soul. They celebrate
family, culture and passion. They are intense, well-crafted and native
to the American soul. She celebrates the colors, noise, and clutter of
her Mexican mother and chides the flamboyant power of her Texan father
(whom the boys were afraid of). Her poems are full of children playing
at home in Texas, while the artist in her was leaping into everything
from passion to plastic jewelry to brightly colored paintings.
Cover Art by Mary Esther Frederick.
ISBN: 0-911051-61-9, 64 pgs., $14.95