Not One of These Poems Is About You

Not One of These Poems Is About You

Book - 2020
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In this remarkable, frank, and gut-wrenching mix of words and images, Teva continues on her journey, grappling with what it means to live with metastatic breast cancer. She plunges deep into her inner world, shadowing the progression of the disease. Reality takes on sharp edges: the swell of cancer and its retreat with chemo. Her inner corporeal reality versus her outer manifestation of health, vitality, and femininity. Holding fast to the great love of her life, while preparing to leave him behind. Contemplating who she was before cancer, and who she is now. Starkly honest and wholly profound, Not One of These Poems Is About You distills life to its essence. Teva Harrison continues to gift the world with her clear-eyed insight and her open heart.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Ambrosia,, 2020.
ISBN: 9781487006921
Branch Call Number: 819.16 Harri
Characteristics: 73 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Feb 25, 2020

A fantastic poetry collection made even more heart wrenching by the fact that it was published posthumously.

Jan 05, 2020

My heart is heavy after reading this. And yet I am so appreciative and enamored by her grace and honesty in these poems.
Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at age 37 she goes deep, opening up her heart for all to see. Sharing her innermost thoughts and fears. Her journey through her diagnosis and treatments and the way cancer has changed who she is.
A devastatingly beautiful, heartbreaking read. I feel like no words I write will do this book justice. Her bravery and honesty is profound and complex. Thank You Teva for gifting this book to the world. A comfort for thoes who walk in your shoes and an insightful look inside this terrifying diagnosis for the rest of us.

Sadly Teva Harrison passed away in April of last year. Her words and work will live on and continue to inspire.

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