Goodman's "All That Held Us"

Goodman's 'All That Held Us'

Henrietta Goodman (MFA 1994) is celebrating the release of her third collection of poetry on Wednesday, April 11, 7 pm at Shakespeare & Co.

Goodman’s  "All That Held Us," published in 2018 by BkMk Press, is winner of the John Ciardi Prize. Against the backdrop of a repressive and eccentric all-female Southern household, this memoir-based collection of linked sonnets explores the myths and truths of family, sexuality, and love that shape adult identity. Goodman’s previous books are "Hungry Moon" and "Take What You Want." Her poems and essays have appeared in New England ReviewSouthern Humanities ReviewGulf CoastMid-American Review, and other journals. She grew up in North Carolina, then moved to Missoula, where she has lived for the past 25 years. She teaches at the University of Montana and at Texas Tech University.

Both Sarah Aswell of the Missoula Independent and Chris La Tray of the Missoulian have recently published excellent reviews of this gorgeous book.