Contributions by Priscilla Atkins

Book Review: DANDARIANS by Lee Ann Roripaugh

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Dandarians Poems by Lee Ann Roripaugh Milkweed Editions, 2014 $16.00 If the titular term “dandarians” is unfamiliar to you, don’t fret––it is not in the dictionary. “Dandarians” represents the way poet Lee Ann Roripaugh, as a young child, hears her Japanese-born mother pronounce the word “dandelion.” Verbal miscues may seem a neutral––even, a lighthearted––point of …