March 30, 2009

"The Ex-Files" by Barbra Nightingale

There is often the urge when faced with an unbearable tragedy to wallow in self-pity. And if one turns to verse to render the circumstances into an aesthetic experience, the most important aspect of poetry—transport—is often missing.

In the The Ex-Files, Barbra Nightingale has transformed the details of her ex-husband’s death into a powerful meditation that takes the reader through landscapes of grief filled with hurricanes, cookbooks, dreaming cats, and ruminations about the meaning of the Hebrew word: chai.


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