'She Encouraged the Separation'—Poetry and Gravity

Morrison, Rusty
March 2012
Kenyon Review;Spring2012, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p62
Academic Journal
A personal narrative is presented in which the author discusses her mother's mental illness and her experiences as a reader of poetry.


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