a novel

Piggybacked, is a collection of poems that evokes universal experiences of beauty, pain, suffering, longing, joy, mirth, dreams and nightmares, allowing the reader a glimpse into the unorthodox world view of the poet. With thought-provoking imagery, these poems delve into the paradoxes of our own human existence. The inspiration for this book came from the author's late grandfather, also a poet, and their individual quests for freedom. The title of the book is an expression of ancestral ties that bind us through the generations. Some of the author's grandfather's poems, translated from the original Yiddish, are included at the end. 

by Joanne Bodin

Walking Fish



Piggybacked: Poetry