Thursday, May 5, 2016

Poetic Voices: Elizabeth Onusko and Athena Kildegaard

Two poets – Elizabeth Onusko and Athena Kildegaard – have published new collections that both examine society. Each are individual poets, with distinctive voices, and each uses a different lens. And yet when we are done reading them, we come to similar conclusions and understandings.

Onusko’s Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor considers society through the filter of illness – disease, self-diagnosis, examinations by medical specialists, treatment, and success or failure. It’s an arresting idea – and one Onusko extends in the poems in the collection, such as the title poem.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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