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"Annalee Kwochka's Opening the Doors of the Temple cries and decries, the powerful, desolate person at the center of these poems a victim of wonder and woe. She's right to invoke Sexton, Freud, and Kubler-Ross, to name the terms of her sentencing. And the poems are right as well-too right, down to the meanest enjambment, 'Always so carefully / pieced together, ' and full ...more
Paperback, 36 pages
Published March 31st 2014 by Elj Publications
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A revealing chapbook collection about dermotillomania, Kwochka's poems are both unique in their subject matter, while touching on more universal themes like insecurity, uncertainty, and perseverance. A collection of this nature demands an honest approach, and the author boldly delivers unflinching truths about an often misunderstood illness.