Mend: Poems by Kwoya Fagin Maples

Mend: Poems

Kwoya Fagin Maples

96 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction poetry challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


The inventor of the speculum, J. Marion Sims, is celebrated as the "father of modern gynecology," and a memorial at his birthplace honors "his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike." These tributes whitewash the fact that Sims achiev...

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challenging 100%
emotional 100%
dark 50%
hopeful 50%
informative 50%
reflective 50%
sad 50%
tense 50%


slow 50%
fast 50%

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Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 100%

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