What Silence Equals by Tory Dent

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The "brilliant and challenging" (Library Journal) exploration of living with HIV by the winner of the 1999 James Laughlin Award.

First published in 1993, this virtuosic collection defined writing about AIDS for a generation of poets. Chaotic and incantatory, it is a submersion into the railing consciousness of a young woman on the precipice of mortality, its "dazzling and valiant poems…the psalms of our present moment" (Sharon Olds).

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Tory Dent (d. 2005) is the author of three volumes of poetry. Her writing appeared in numerous periodicals, including "Agni, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares", and "Fence"; and many anthologies, among them "In the Company of My Solitude" (Persea, 1995), and "Things Shaped in Passing" (Persea, 1997).
Published January 1, 1993 by Persea Books. 87 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An attenuated introduction by Sharon Olds ( The Father ) does little more than quote from the book itself.

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