Our Andromeda

Brenda Shaughnessy’s third collection taps into both the personal and universal as it explores themes of astronomy, illness, the family, motherhood, and home. In poems that wrestle with trauma, childbirth, and pain, Our Andromeda tells the story of a family trying to hold together after struggling with a difficult birth. As closely as Shaugnessy monitors the realities of love and grief, she also looks outward to the dream of a parallel universe in the Andromeda galaxy where pain and suffering may be transformed.