Child of the clouds
A memoir about trauma? Sounds like fun!
Well it’s not all doom and gloom. But this story needs to be told.
Adoption in the twentieth century was messy, as it turns out. It seemed like a good idea at the time – but the mass practice of forced removal of babies from undeserving mothers, and inserting them into ‘worthy, middle class’ families was to have dire consequences for many.
Created over thirty plus years, the poems in this memoir highlight key issues that have presented as the years rolled by, and curated as a powerful narrative.
Why poetry? As Julia Kaylock has found, poetry tells the truth in a way that prose cannot. Why poetry? As Julia Kaylock has found, poetry tells the truth in a way prose cannot. However, Child of the Clouds is not just for poetry lovers, anyone who loves a good story will find this a fascinating read.
Included in the book is a section that discusses various aspects of adoption in the twentieth century that relate to the key themes of this book.