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The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone : Poems, Paperback / softback Book

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
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  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780823271177



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