In this, her second collection of poems, Tania Pryputniewicz evokes the harsh realities of a childhood in a Midwestern commune, coming of age in a small town on the Russian River in California, finding herself as a poet, navigating the difficult years of marriage and motherhood, and the heartbreaking loss of her own mother.
The image of the Tarot Fool, wise innocent and eternal adventurer, weaves throughout the book.
"Look implores Tania Pryputniewicz's artfully orchestrated memoir in poems. Remember and re-imagine intone these stunning narratives. In lush imagery and exacting detail; with vulnerability, wit and wisdom; one woman's life unfolds. From confused communal girlhood, to questioning an unpredictable father, to wrestling with parents' divorce, to maturing as poet, wife and mother, to the heartbreaking chronicle of a dying mother's journey, the riveting thread of The Fool in the Corn, is the growing resonance of a woman's voice: tentative, tender, fierce and emboldened. In such company, the reader, fellow traveler, is inspired to bring back, without apology, all that you dare." Barbara Rockman -author of "to cleave," and "Sting and Nest"