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What Silence Equals

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The "brilliant and challenging" ("Library Journal") exploration of living with HIV by the winner of the 1999 James Laughlin Award.
First published in 1993, this virtuosic collection defined writing about AIDS for a generation of poets. Chaotic and incantatory, it is a submersion into the railing consciousness of a young woman on the precipice of mortality, its "dazzling an
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 19th 1993 by Persea Books
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Aug 14, 2008 Donna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Donna by: saw her read in Cambridge before this book was first published
I love this book so much: gorgeous, smart, harrowing. Every time I read it--and I read some of it several times a year (I teach "Jade" & "Poem for a Poem" almost every semester)--I am simply floored by how good she was and is. We are so lucky to have had her with us at all.
Tory Dent was a poet brave to write out of her experience of living with AIDS, she had three books published before her death, this is her first book. She is an academic poet, and was schooled at NYU.
An amazing portrait of living with HIV
really touching, sincerely
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