Opening the Doors of the Temple (Paperback)

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"Annalee Kwochka's Opening the Doors of the Temple cries and decries, the powerful, desolate person at the center of these poems a victim of wonder and woe. She's right to invoke Sexton, Freud, and Kubler-Ross, to name the terms of her sentencing. And the poems are right as well-too right, down to the meanest enjambment, 'Always so carefully / pieced together, ' and full of terror." Alan Michael Parker

"The twenty poems in Opening the Doors of the Temple are a remarkable coming of age cycle, where private and public self are scrutinized, revealed, reviled and celebrated. These poems are as rigorously crafted as they are unflappable in their courage. Annalee Kwochka's mature debut is a thrilling glimpse from a poet I am certain we'll have the good fortune to read for many many years." Dr. Victoria Redel.

About the Author


Annalee Vilen Kwochka is an undergraduate Disability Studies Major at Davidson College in North Carolina, where she does research on the stigma surrounding mental illness and hopes to pursue graduate work in Clinical Psychology. Poetry is her first love and a lifelong passion; she sees both poetry and science as powerful voices in her journey towards mental health both for herself and others.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780615990101
ISBN-10: 061599010X
Publisher: Elj Publications
Publication Date: March 31st, 2014
Pages: 36
Language: English