Posts Tagged: multiple sclerosis

What Did You Expect, Though?

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The immune system, meant to protect a body from foreign invaders, works too assiduously, sees danger where there is none, turns on itself. Such conditions lend themselves to metaphor.

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The Colonizer

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It felt like one of those soundtracks where the needle scrapes across the record, and silence prevails.

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Can We Even Trust Ourselves?: A Conversation with Jac Jemc

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Jac Jemc discusses The Grip of It, revision, and returning to the theme of trustworthiness again and again.

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A Looming Death

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MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Pulitzer-finalist poet Lucia Perillo has died at the age of 58, reports Michael Shaub in the LA Times. Perillo suffered from multiple sclerosis, and wrote about her “looming death” in her latest collection, Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones, which was published in February by Copper Canyon Press. In addition […]

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On Living with MS

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Over at Electric Literature, Martha Stallman depicts her life with multiple sclerosis in a funny and frank essay: Scooting is much, much easier than walking, and faster. By pushing from behind with my left hand and pulling from the front with my left foot, I can get myself around the table in less than a […]

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