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Articulations: The Body and Illness in Poetry

Articulations: The Body and Illness in Poetry

by Jon Mukand (Editor)

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“This gem of a thematic anthology achieves the seemingly impossible—twice. First, in more than 400 pages, it contains not a single clinker. Second, it returns poetry to the people, for one or another of these poems about sickness, hospitals, and suffering affords inspiration, comfort, knowledge, or emotional impact for virtually everyone.”—Booklist

“[This anthology] asserts that the body's emergencies inspire poetry; so urgent are their subjects, some of the poems seem almost to have been written in blood, without a moment's pause to ponder their implications… [Mukand's work] admirably attempts to bring together some of the most important poetry on illness, work that lays bare the awful, exquisite, and jutting bones of the body disrupted.”—Parnassus

Poet and physician Mukand has added more than 100 new poems to his earlier Sutured Words to create this new volume to help patients, their families and friends, and all health care professions embrace the complexity of healing, illness, and death. Gathered here is an array of contemporary poets who have written wisely and well about the body's tribulations during illness, including Brendan Galvin, Anne Sexton, Donald Justice, and others both recognized and obscure. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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University of Iowa Press
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