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      Radiant is a poetic exploration of one hopeful person's healing journey through cancer—from missed appointment, to mammogram, to diagnosis, to surgery, chemo, and radiation, through hysterectomy, genetic testing through to wholeness. Kate Marshall Flaherty's luminous poetry is raw, honest yet radiant and life-affirming. The poems are chronological, yet timeless; they are courageous and graphic, yet tenaciously realistic and positive. These poems are unflinching in their exploration of'fear, death, the whole shebang.'They vary in form from odes to eulogies, from free verse to prose poem to'notes to self,''welcoming angels,''lighting up the night,'voicing, blessing, questioning, raging, and eventually settling into a radiant space, of acceptance and gratitude.
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