The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone : Poems Paperback / softback
Part of the Poets Out Loud series
In this, her second collection of poetry, Nancy K. Pearson explores the possibilities of recovery and transformation in a world where "words cease to matter." The speaker attempts to reconcile the past-a past shadowed by depression, addiction, and misdiagnosis.
Pearson refuses to end in a place of relief, asking, "[D]on't we all / fall into aggregate darkness / for something?" Instead, her poems meditate on the lyric of absence and fragmentation.
Pearson's poems are restless, unsettling, and revelatory.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press
- Publication Date: 01/04/2016
- Category: Poetry
- ISBN: 9780823271177