My Body: New and Selected Poems

My Body: New and Selected Poems

by Joan Larkin
     
 

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Praise for MY BODY: "Over the decades of writing, Joan Larkin has proved her mastery, whether the poem is mythic, elegaic, or biographical. Her honesty is overwhelming....She is a poet of compassion and pity."—Gerald Stern


"Deft, probling language surges in these poems, to the music of free verse, metric invention, high rhetoric,

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Praise for MY BODY: "Over the decades of writing, Joan Larkin has proved her mastery, whether the poem is mythic, elegaic, or biographical. Her honesty is overwhelming....She is a poet of compassion and pity."—Gerald Stern


"Deft, probling language surges in these poems, to the music of free verse, metric invention, high rhetoric, & demonic wit."—Marie Ponsot


"Death from AIDS, family deaths, a suicide--dark subjects deftly and honorably portrayed."—Maxine Kumin

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Los Angeles Times
This poetry is without pitty, in which depair leads not to degradation but to a kind of grace.
—David L. Ulin

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ISBN-13:
2940011436963
Publisher:
Hanging Loose Press
Publication date:
07/22/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,237,504
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"Joan Larkin knows how to write a crown of sonnets so vividly revelatory that it gave this reader goosebumps. Death from AIDS, family deaths, a suicide-dark subjects deftly and honorably portrayed."--(Maxine Kumin)

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