Martha Kapos The Likeness
Martha Kapos The Likeness
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Martha Kapos The Likeness

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These poems represent an act of reclamation or capture; an attempt to retrieve someone whose loss has been experienced through illness and finally death. Taking as an epigraph a line from Richard Wilbur “… a thing is most itself when likened” Kapos discovers various viewpoints from which to try to see the thing “being most itself”.

In every case metaphor is the guiding principle in these poems, which address how a figure is brought back to life through a process whose essence is poetic. The Likeness is a sustained elegy, an unfolding study in psychology and visual observation, and an example of the animating power of metaphor to reshape loss into presence.


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