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By  Elizabeth Mercurio , Editor  Eileen Cleary , Designed by  Martha McCollough
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In Doll, Elizabeth Mercurio explores the appetite to leave life and the beauty that binds us to it. Recalling an early suicide attempt, a grandmother's gift of violets, visiting a famous poet's grave, and mourning the loss of a heron, the speaker of these poems wonders why: "I love life/but sit with bones." Throughout the collection the speaker as well as the multi-faceted characters of others such as Ophelia, Camille Claudel, and Anne Sexton, court despair, transcendence, and the hope of survival through poems both tough and tender. Doll is a meditation on despair and the resilience of the "indestructible" heart.

ISBN: 9781733768368

ISBN-10: 9781733768368

Publisher: Lily Poetry Review

Publication Date: 01/15/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/15/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 28

Language: English


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