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  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Switchback Books (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978617223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978617226
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,052,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peggy Munson is the author of the novel, Origami Striptease, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. She also edited the anthology, Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She has published in such places as Best American Poetry 2003, Literature and Medicine, Marginalia, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sinister Wisdom, 13th Moon, Blithe House Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly, Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, Best American Erotica, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Peggy has also been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, and Cottages at Hedgebrook. Pathogenesis was a finalist or semifinalist for numerous prizes including the Dorset Prize, the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Verse Prize, and the University of Wisconsin Pollack Prize. An Illinois native, Peggy now resides in the woods of Western Massachusetts.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
Pathogenesis is a free-verse poetry collection that has been named a finalist or semifinalist for a number of prizes, including the Dorset Prize, the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Verse Prize, and the University of Wisconsin-Pollack Prize. Fearlessly delving into the darkness of the human psyche, and exploring the morbid impulse that drives mankind despite its crippling fear of death, Pathogenesis also reveals how creation can come from destruction. The haunting, free-verse lyrics show the way in this transformative and unforgettable collection. "Up and down Hope Street / children outgrew their underwear / and death escaped from its zoos. / My motor ran on, elegiac, / and I saw the red light but disobeyed it / because I wanted to be dead / but felt remarkably good, / better than I'd felt in months. / I left my blood in its jar of protest, / to die color-blind, to invert Christmas: / I didn't care whose hell it was. / The police came to question me / so I would envy the wild horses in their guns."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jodi-Hummingbird TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 5, 2008
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Noelle Kocot describes Munson's work as "free from a lot of the burden of contemporary poetry conventions, [existing] like a small island in the fiery sun, alone, yet willing to be utterly beautiful, utterly strange and utterly itself."

After reading this book, I'd have to agree. I know very little about poetry, and to be honest I dislike most of the poetry I've read, but I got so much out of this little book. Peggy's use of words is so unique. So clever. I'm now a dedicated poetry convert!

Pathogenesis made me cry within just a few minutes of starting reading. Admittedly I have the same devastating and disabling neurological disease (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) to a similar severity as Peggy, so I could really relate, but even without that, this book is just so powerful. I can't imagine anyone with any compassion or humanity coming away unaffected.

It's unlike any other poetry I have read, it is so beautiful.... and at the same time so, so sad. Readers get a brief taste of what it is like to live with a devastating neurological and cardiovascular disease, as well as how much the extreme level of suffering is increased when you have a disease that is subject to a publically accepted campaign of misinformation, misrepresentation and outright lies, for mere financial gain. When you are so ill but get almost no appropriate medical care, or are treated unfairly and cruelly by friends and family, because of these same scientifically unsupportable lies.

The last poem in the book in particular just kills me.

The book is also beautifully and simply designed.

Peggy Munson is immensely talented. Those not familiar with severe M.E.
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