Mary Jo Bang's fifth collection, Elegy , chronicles the year following the death of her son. By weaving the particulars of her own loss into a tapestry that also contains the elements common to all losses, Bang creates something far larger than a mere lament. Continually in search of an adequate metaphor for the most profound and private grief, the poems in Elegy confront, in stark terms and with a resilient voice, how memory haunts the living and brings the dead back to life. Within these intimate and personal poems is ...

Elegy 2009, Graywolf Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781555975401

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Elegy 2007, Graywolf Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781555974831

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