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Did T.S. Eliot foretell April 2020 as 'cruellest'?

Thank you to Erin Adair-Hodges and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for including Refusal in this review of four new books of poetry from Missouri authors. Adair-Hodges writes, "These devastatingly smart poems are in part set in imagined landscapes, such as hospitals for afflictions that, in reality, we’ve no cure for: Text Messaging, Gaslighting and Emily Post’s Wedding Gift Return Etiquette. Also invited in are figures of myth and literature, Ophelia and the Demogorgon, set opposed in a battle for Ophelia’s sense of self as more than simply a canvas on which Hamlet’s obsession gets written.

“Refusal” is just that — a declaration against erasure, against abuse. Molberg, a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, removes the veil that harassers and abusers use to move around the world, cloaked in respectability, so we see the toxicity of power unchecked..." Click here to read the full article.

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