In Out-Patients," Elisabeth Murawski transforms the vulnerabilities of our bodies into poetry, her precise lines evoking hospitals and cemeteries, malignancies and bomb blasts, The birth of a child prefigures its end: "this life / slated to be brief / as a poem." These poems confront our inevitabilities.
|Publisher:||Serving House Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
About the Author
Elisabeth Murawski received the 2010 May Swenson Poetry Award for her collection Zorba's Daughter, which will be published by Utah State University Press. She is author of Moon and Mercury and a chapbook, Troubled by an Angel. Her poetry has appeared in The Yale Review, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Ontario Review, The Literary Review, Field, Chelsea, Southern Review, Margie, and others. Her poem "Abu Ghraib Suggests the Isenheim Altarpiece" won the 2006 Ann Stanford Prize. She was awarded a Hawthornden fellowship in 2008. She resides in Alexandria, VA.