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Living on the Margins
Women Writers on Breast Cancer
Hilda Raz (editor)

In this powerful anthology of personal narratives, essays, shaped journals, and poems, eighteen women writers share their experiences with breast cancer—from diagnosis and treatment, to aspects of marriage, motherhood, friendship, sexuality, work, and recurrence.
Authors included are Lucille Clifton, Carol Dine, Marilyn Hacker, Annette Williams Jaffee, Maxine Kumin, Amy Ling, , Dr. Susan Love, Pamela Post, Mimi Schwartz, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and more.

“These writers use their cancer as creative fuel, bringing alive the fullness of an unknown and sometimes frightening world.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Full of imagery that cracks open the experience of breast cancer....superbly written and well worth reading...”
Journal of the American Medical Association

Hilda Raz is the editor-in-chief of the literary quarterly Prairie Schooner, and author of many published essays and two collections of poems. She is professor of English at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Paperback / $15./8 (Can $23.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-270-2 / 286 pages / Anthology