Love Letters to Sophie's Mom by Rob Bignell
Approx. 5,200 words.
Published on January 3, 2013.
Passionate and evocative, "Love Letters to Sophie’s Mom" traces a relationship from the first dance of love at a coffee shop to its tragic demise as mental illness overtakes the narrator’s beloved. Inspired by a diverse array of writings, including the verse of Pablo Neruda, Dylan Thomas, and Bob Dylan, the collection’s 34 poems touch upon themes including nature and Southern California.