A debut collection by an essential new voice in American poetry.
Few poets have recorded the journey of cancer while trying to live fully as a mother and spouse as unflinchingly and movingly as Lenora M. Lapidus. At once elegiac and forward-looking, Diagnosis is replete with honesty and resonant with hope despite the heavy uncertainties of its author's life. In her poems Lapidus weaves the ordinary and extraordinary, everyday domestic and oncological details, and never looks away from the toughest emotions-for, as she writes about fear, "Like a bear in the woods / Or a snake in the grass / If we run away they will run toward us." These generous poems inspired me very much.
Jennifer O'Grady, author of White
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