The Reef Elizabeth Arnold

ISBN: 9780226027364

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Hardcover

70 pages


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The Reef  by  Elizabeth  Arnold

The Reef by Elizabeth Arnold
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Elizabeth Arnolds first book of poems documents her struggle with cancer. A book-length sequence of poems, The Reef rockets the reader through a Heraclitean chute of accelerated life experience by way of anecdote, satire, facts from medical science,MoreElizabeth Arnolds first book of poems documents her struggle with cancer.

A book-length sequence of poems, The Reef rockets the reader through a Heraclitean chute of accelerated life experience by way of anecdote, satire, facts from medical science, and lyrical sweep. This multilayered work explores the depths of illness, investigating the way ones attitude toward it changes over time and how one gathers and processes information in order to make sense of it.Arnolds poetry, much more mature than most writers first book, links lyrics, slight narratives, and a bit of satire into a work of glorious affirmation.

The book is a splendid read.—Mary Sue Koeppel, Florida Times-UnionFor this commitment to both the autobiographical honesty and aesthetic risk, The Reef should be valuable to anyone who has been waiting for where contemporary American poetry is going.—Agni



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