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Starting Over: The Marta Poems by Susan J. Atkinson

“This is what you do. You start with nothing and make whatever you can. If you lose it, you start over and try something new.” These are Marta’s words, identifying the essence of her story, its stubborn resistance, its enduring persistence and relevance. Marta is the muse for Susan Atkinson’s new sequence of poems. The work grew slowly, painfully, lovingly out of their friendship and shared revelations, into a book that Atkinson hopes will lend “a universal voice for those who shared Marta’s path.”