Cancer Poetry

  • Authors
  • Iain Twiddy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Iain Twiddy
    Pages 1-26
  3. Iain Twiddy
    Pages 27-53
  4. Iain Twiddy
    Pages 79-100
  5. Iain Twiddy
    Pages 101-123
  6. Iain Twiddy
    Pages 124-143
  7. Iain Twiddy
    Pages 189-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-232

About this book


This is the first critical study to offer a sustained analysis of the theme of cancer in contemporary poetry. In discussing works by major poets, including Paul Muldoon, Jo Shapcott and Christopher Reid, Cancer Poetry traces the complex ways in which poets represent cancer, and assesses how poetry can be instrumental to emotional recovery.


contemporary poetry poetry and health poetry and cancer bibliography ethics knowledge poetry

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