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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review of Asking My Liver for Forgiveness by Rob Cook

One part obsession, one part surreal, one part experimental, Rob Cook’s new collection of poems, Asking My Liver For Forgiveness, delivers a consummate parable of medical terror. According to the book’s Afterword Cook contracted an obscure liver disease back in 2010 which in turn triggered the ravages of cirrhosis. Until an official diagnosis surfaced in early 2014 the poet and his world spiraled into a maelstrom of unpredictable physical pain, emotional ennui, and psychological denial. Through it all he kept writing. For more of my review go here: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/asking-my-liver-for-forgiveness-by-rob-cook/
 and here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2015/03/asking-my-liver-for-forgiveness-by-rob.html

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