"Julie Hartley's debut poetry collection captures the lived experience of a life in motion, moving in rhythmic language from a childhood in England through restless travels around the globe. Hartley is a poet who can say, "You'll never know if there are others / picking your route through this dark." Whether meandering through Greece, Peru, Canada or China, or navigating the experience of motherhood and cultural differences, Deboning a Dragon attests to the probability that shared experience is a bridge to span otherness. Hartley is a passionate observer whose poems explore the transformational power of movement--and staying still."-- Provided by publisher.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Laura Jan Meyerson Poetry Fund.