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Reader recommendation: Aftermath

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By Jerome Richard, Seattle / November 23, 2011

Sandra M. Gilbert’s husband died 15 years ago. Most of the poems in Aftermath, Gilbert’s ninth collection, are a response to that loss. (“Aftermath” is a pun; her husband was a mathematician.) These poems are personal and yet universal. Gilbert is also a coeditor of the Norton Anthology of women’s literature.

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