Elegy Spare lines aout the changing weather over a year, a metaphor for the bloom and wilt of life. Sample Verse "How sad is absence. How… Elegy Spare lines aout the changing weather over a year, a metaphor for the bloom and wilt of life. Sample Verse "How sad is absence. How… 2007-10-16 Fiction Poetry Graywolf Press
Book Review

Elegy (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 16, 2007; Writer: Mary Jo Bang; Genres: Fiction, Poetry; Publisher: Graywolf Press

Spare lines aout the changing weather over a year, a metaphor for the bloom and wilt of life.

Sample Verse
''How sad is absence. How very gone / The nothing after.''

Bottom Line
Had the jacket not said Elegy chronicles the year following the death of her son, Mary Jo Bang's book would still move you for its grace, not its real-life poignancy.

Originally posted Nov 08, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints
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