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Staff Pick: Elizabeth Onusko
June 22, 2009
When poet Paul Guest, who was paralyzed in an accident as a child, writes of his condition in My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge,
he is simultaneously blunt, frenzied, grief-stricken, and humorous. In “My Nightmare,” Guest writes, “My nightmare isn’t falling or even falling/ naked with strangers amused/ by what I try each day to hide,/ this biology of strangeness,/ no, my nightmare isn’t forgetting/ my pants because that sounds/ suspiciously like fun.” I found this collection hard to put down.
Bio: Elizabeth Onusko is managing editor of Guernica.
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