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Pathogenesis Paperback – February 1, 2008
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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.Read more ›