Poetry. Women's Studies. AFTER THAT addresses the complicated emotions and confusion in caring for parents with advanced dementia, while also examining the psyche of the caregiver—the former child—entering her own senior years."Featuring meditations on Nancy Drew and confrontations with dementia, AFTER THAT is a book of poignant surprises and connections. This collection moves beautifully through several territories, not only because Aguero's craft is exacting, but because of the relationships she establishes between poems, which make the reading all the more rich. I want a book to invite my engagement then demand it. This one does that."—Tim Seibles
Kathleen Aguero's previous collections of poetry include AFTER THAT; Daughter Of; The Real Weather; Thirsty Day; and Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth. In addition to teaching in the Solstice MFA Program, Kathleen teaches for "Changing Lives Through Literature," an alternative sentencing program based on the power of books to change lives through reading and group discussions.