Her Soul beneath the Bone: Women's Poetry on Breast Cancer

Lifshitz, L. H., ed.

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Anthology (Poems)

Annotated by:
Wear, Delese
  • Date of entry: May-17-2006
  • Last revised: Aug-24-2006


This is a collection of poems written about breast cancer, many of the poems by women who have experienced the disease. A very full range of response to the disease is evident in these poems, from dry humor regarding prostheses; to fear and denial of the disease; to one’s often painful adjustment (along with family members) to a different body; to emotional transcendence of the experience of breast cancer.


Univ. of Illinois Press

Place Published

Champaign/Urbana, Ill.




Leatrice H. Lifshitz