Odessa: Poems (Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry)

Odessa Poems Lindquist Vennum Prize for Poetry A grim prognosis brain cancer leaves the speaker in Kirkpatrick s Odessa fighting for her life The tumor presses against her amygdalae the emotional core of the self and central to the process of

  • Title: Odessa: Poems (Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry)
  • Author: Patricia Kirkpatrick
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A grim prognosis, brain cancer, leaves the speaker in Kirkpatrick s Odessa fighting for her life The tumor presses against her amygdalae, the emotional core of the self, and central to the process of memory In poems endowed with this emotional charge but void of sentimentality, Kirkpatrick sets out to recreate what was lost by fashioning a dreamlike reality Odessa, rA grim prognosis, brain cancer, leaves the speaker in Kirkpatrick s Odessa fighting for her life The tumor presses against her amygdalae, the emotional core of the self, and central to the process of memory In poems endowed with this emotional charge but void of sentimentality, Kirkpatrick sets out to recreate what was lost by fashioning a dreamlike reality Odessa, roof of the underworld, a refuge at once real and imagined, resembles simultaneously the Midwestern prairie and a mythical god inhabited city In image packed lines bearing shades of Classical heroism, Kirkpatrick delivers a personal narrative of stunning dimension.

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