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Atlas of Roots

Beth Kope

A poignant and courageous collection seeking love, belonging, and the truth following adoption.

Within us all are questions of identity, belonging, and connection. Beth Kope’s third poetry collection, Atlas of Roots, is a work of the heart that uncovers the many facets of adoption. In poems that both witness and question, Kope shares her own quest to uncover family history and answers—finding her adoption records, questioning her parent’s choices, and the truth of her own conception. Moving beyond the personal, Atlas of Roots shares other stories of adoption through the voices of other adoptees and parents of both relinquished and adopted children. In seeking a name and one’s own story, Kope has written a striking and courageous narrative of adoption.