Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Art of Memory Loss

On his popular Poetry Forum blog, Robert Pinsky praises Elise Partridge's cancer poems:
I like the directness, clarity and understatement of these poems. Partridge scrupulously avoids playing for sympathy; but beyond that, in “Chemo Side Effects: Memory” she convinces me that her attention to memory loss is absorbing, rich in detail: a little like the fascination a birder or a nature poet communicates in rich textures of behavior.

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