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Small Knots is a tender and terrifying collection of poems that maps the development of breast cancer, celebrates the family and life's daily small joys, and meditates on what connects us to the world.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Wordtech Communications
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Paul David
Small Knots (Cherry Grove, 2004) is Kelli Russell Agodon’s debut poetry collection. Agodon’s writing is tight throughout, and perfectly reflects the tension between death, fear and an abiding sense of faith. She draws in the reader with a deceptively conversational style, all the while seamlessly knitting metaphors into images conversely terrible and humorous. Every poem is stitched into a magnificent tapestry of the life of one woman, vividly recorded. Its detail and intricacies conjure the spe...more
Lucinda Lawson
If I understand correctly, this is Agodon's first full-length book. Although I've given it three starts, there are some poems here that I like very much, particularly in "Stitch," the last of the book's three sections. Will I read more of Agodon? Yes. As I said, this is a first book, and there is enough grounding in ordinary object, enough light shining through them in her lines, to draw me back.
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Kelli Russell Agodon is a prize-winning poet, writer, and editor from the Northwest.

She is the author of Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room (White Pine Press, 2010), Winner of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Prize in Poetry and a Finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She is also the author of Small Knots (2004) and the chapbook, Geography (2003). She co-edited the first eBook an...more
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