By Cortney Davis
Taking the physique as her textual content, Davis crafts her poetry from the rigors of work and the fun of delivery, the depredations of illness and the maintaining desire of restoration. She trains her transparent, unflinching gaze at the unfolding scene—a girl shipwrecked with a stranger; an grownup reinventing youth; an unwell girl rediscovering excitement in her physique; a nurse understanding, in a single harrowing fast, that she is as weak as her patients—unerringly discovering the actual picture, the human element, that connects reader, author, and topic with the realm. Primal, compelling, clever, those poems express us how one can see as in actual fact because the poet does, with empathy and grace.
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