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Wear White And Grieve
Jennifer Diskin

Wear White And Grieve, by Jennifer Diskin

Jennifer Diskin is as real as it gets, unrelenting and unapologetic. Her world is beautiful in all its ugliness and grace, its sinners and saints, its joy and its anguish. By the time you reach the end of this flawless collection you’ll have learned that grace can be ugly, ugly attain grace; that all saints are sinners and all sinners saints; and you will have experienced both the joy of anguish and the anguish of joy. An excerpt:

Flowers For Jennifer

My lymph nodes bloom
As plentiful as backyard peonies.
Each bulb bigger than the other.

Not Kennedy roses
In their quiet repose.
I let the medical doctor

Germinate me
In a greenhouse
Of biopsies and mourning light.

This planting season
Is very long.
Oh, lymphoma, you are perennial.

Three syllables beautiful
A white hybrid
All my own.

—Jennifer Diskin

56 pages. $10, includes standard shipping within the Continental USA.


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