My Body: New and Selected Poems [NOOK Book]

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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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My Body: New and Selected Poems

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011436963
  • Publisher: Hanging Loose Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 247 KB

Meet the Author

Joan Larkin's previous volumes of poetry include Cold River, which received a Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. In her fourth decade of teaching writing, she is a member of the core faculty of the MFA Program in Poetry at New England College.
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