A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry
By Rachel Hadas
(Paul Dry Books, Paperback, 9781589880610, 204pp.)
Publication Date: November 2010
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Poet Rachel Hadas writes about her husband, composer George Edwards, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2005.
Rachel Hadas: Rachel Hadas is a poet, professor, essayist and translator. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and translations. Her recent publications include The River of Forgetfulness, Laws, Indelible, and Halfway Down the Hall: New & Selected Poems -- a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. She lives in New York City.
When poet Rachel Hadas' husband George began showing signs of early-onset dementia, literature became her life line. Not to soothe and console, but to make her sit up, pay attention and re-evaluate her experiences. More at NPR.org
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