Andrea Hollander’s poem, “636 Lyons Avenue, Apartment 1A,” was selected by Rita Dove to appear in The New York Times Magazine this week. Hollander’s elegant poetry perfectly articulates the raw and “ravaging” effects of terminal illness on families. Below is a brief excerpt of Dove’s description of the poem from the article. You can read the poem and more of Dove’s thoughts by clicking here.
In this tender, devastatingly succinct poem, Andrea Hollander positions us directly in the cross hairs of a generation-spanning despair.