Tuesday, March 27, 2012

News at Eleven: [Sheila] Black elaborated:

"For me the question of disability was really a problem of normal. The problem was all the normal people out there."

Black grew into an award-winning poet whose creative interests include what a collaborator has described as "anomalous embodiment," or what one might more simply describe as physical disability. In one poem she channels that moment of teenage post-surgical self-betrayal, and imagines herself as two people--the person she was before the surgery, and the person she became afterward, as if existing side by side:

from WBEZ91.5: Poet Sheila Black considers pain, disability, selfhood and 'the problem of normal'


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