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  • By Laura M Kaminski
    Apr 9, 2014
    An outstanding book of poetry. Philippe Shils' eloquent poems share the daily realities of parenting a disabled child, invite the reader to share the moments in which frustration reigns and hope is too frail to hold its own. It is his willingness to write about these moments with uncompromising honesty that renders the reader capable of also sharing the beauty and light that is Lucia's smile in the swimming pool, or her recognition of "the shape of home," or the miracle of shuffling into the kitchen when she's "thirsty." hey hey pretty baby is a documentary that puts words to the magic and resilience of love.
  • By Scott Garson
    Mar 30, 2014
    There are poems in here that are just startlingly good-- ones whose power and grace and feeling comes together so simply that they read like classics. But to isolate any of the single poems seems wrong; "hey hey pretty baby" is a whole, and a complex one. It's a small book that's not afraid to take on the biggest stuff: life and love and their fugitive rhythms....
  • By James Mitchell
    Mar 28, 2014
    Phil Shils is an amazing person an incredible father and insightful poet. I have read his book cover to cover several times and find new meaning and depth with each pass. His incredible use of language to illustrate an otherwise intangible human condition is nothing short of inspirational. This is book is a gift, a glimpse through a window into a world divided by a Father's expectations and the very present reality that rarely find congruence; but in those brief moments he has the ability to share through words and allows us to enter in to his life experience. Thank you, Phil!
  • By William Schroeer
    Mar 22, 2014
    I can only say that this book brought tears to my eyes. And that I loved "rules for writing about lu" for reasons that, I hope, don't require me to violate any of those rules. And that the poetry made me laugh, and also that I saw my family, and me, in it. Poetry seems like an awfully personal thing to review. I can only say, for me: a beautiful work.
  • By Linda Coughlin
    Mar 22, 2014
    Phil really captured the essence of some of the difficult and emotional situations that he has dealt with as his daughter has been growing. I especially liked the poems "Visitors" and "The Brain Surgeon". Gossamer! How eloquent! Congratulations Phil!!
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Product Details

First Edition
right hand pointing
March 16, 2014
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.26 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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