|To Bite the Blue Apple|
From the shock of diagnosis to an awakened awareness of life's meaning and joy through the journey of a health crisis, Dvora Levin’s To Bite the Blue Apple documents a poet’s experience of cancer with humour, pathos and depth. This outstanding chapbook of poems will resonate with anyone who has dealt with a medical condition, whether their own or that of someone close. Through metaphor drawn from nature and art, Levin observes the disbelief, fear and despair that accompanies such a diagnosis and then moves towards illumination, inspiration and hope, as she bites that ‘blue apple’ of the unknown.
Dvora Levin has published Sharav, her first full-length book of poems, and the chapbook This Time In the Land, as well as poems in five chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane (Leaf Press). A regular reader at Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria, BC, she has read poems on CBC Radio and participated in the Poet Tree Project. She leads poetry writing workshops in the workplace and for people of the street.
5.5 x 8.5