Psalms of the Dining Room

“In Psalms of the Dining Room, Lauren Schmidt lays down riffs like a fierce blues guitarist, one who knows the power of each carefully chosen note. These poems explode with tough compassion. They sting a little bit—they make us flinch in recognition. Schmidt’s sharply etched details tell the powerful stories of her characters’ struggles to be seen, to be acknowledged as human. These poems…

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