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Advice Column

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A chapbook of poems about the death of the poet's teenage son, Raymond (1986-05). Jacobs is a professor in the Department of Literature & Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Paperback, 33 pages
Published 2008 by Finishing Line Press (Georgetown, KY)
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Erik Graff
Sep 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: the grieving
Recommended to Erik by: Elizabeth Jacobs
Shelves: poetry
I've known Elizabeth and Rachel Jacobs for over a year now and had read some of these poems by their mother previous to actually meeting their author. Consequently, knowing so much about the family and about the events behind the work, I cannot be objective. The poems are, however, nonspecific and should be relevant to anyone who has suffered grievous loss or a similarly radical change in fortune. Of the pieces, I liked "Think No Evil" particularly, but then I feel like I almost knew the person ...more
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Kathryn Elisabeth Jacobs is an English professor at the Dep't of Literature & Languages at Texas A&M University, Commerce. She holds an M.A. & PhD from Harvard ('81/'84) & a B.A. &. M.A. from the University of Michigan ('78/'79). She's taught at Harvard, Geo Washington U, Glassboro State & NYU. Research interests include Chaucer & drama, Medieval to Renaissance. She's a ...more
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