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  • A Fate Worse Than Death

    Nisha Patel

    In this stunning poetic investigation of the worthiness of disabled life, Patel evaluates her own medical records that document her treatment-resistant diabetes, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and complex chronic pain, and repurposes clinical texts to create through poetry a way to resist the sway of medical hegemony and to offer complex accounts of pain, sickness, and anger, but also of love.