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   Leopold’s Maneuvers

   Intensive Care: More Poetry
   and Prose by Nurses

   I Knew a Woman: Four
   Women Patients and Their
   Female Caregiver

   Willy Nilly Poems for Children

   Details of Flesh

   Between the Heartbeats:
   Poetry and Prose by Nurses

   The Body Flute

 

 

Leopold’s Maneuvers
Winner of the 2003 Prairie Schooner Book Prize
in Poetry

“Leopold’s Maneuvers takes the body—gorgeous, suffering, medicalized, mythologized, abused, and loved—as its central topic. Both harsh and beautiful, these poems are acts of spiritual survival.”
—poetry judges Robin Becker and Peggy Shumaker

“Davis’s work transcends all adjectives, locating itself in the complexity and mystery of human existence. These poems bypass poetic trends and leap directly into the hard facts of birth, sex, and death.”
                                                                            —Jeffrey Skinner

“The poems in Cortney Davis’s astonishing new book grip us with the adroit, knowing hands of the wise woman. Davis unerringly and courageously addresses our suffering, and offers us the joyous possibility of healing.”
                                                                            —Rafael Campo