ERIK WILBUR, WHAT I CAN DO
WINNER OF THE 2020 POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST
The first half of Erik Wilbur’s debut chapbook illustrates a young man’s struggle to maintain his relationship with a father who’s battling addiction; the second half illustrates a young man’s struggle to process the grief of losing his father to that addiction. At points, this beautiful, imagistic meditation on acceptance reads like a survival guide for adult children of alcoholics. At points, it’s a testament to poetry’s capacity to conjure comfort and forgiveness during life’s most anxiety-and-resentment-laden moments.
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ANTHOLOGY OF CHESTNUT REVIEW LITERARY MAGAZINE, 2019-2020
Printed in full color. Featuring works by Terry Barr, Alana Benson, Carl Boon, Shevaun Brannigan, Jennifer Brown, Mary Buchinger, Claudia Buckholts, Kevin Burris, Brendan Connolly, Claire Elliott, Alan Feldman, Laura Gill, Lois Marie Harrod, Gloria Heffernan, Katherine Hoerth, Zebulon Huset, Julie Allyn Johnson, Laura Johnson, Yasmin Mariam Kloth, Richard LeBlond, Alex Luft, Cynthia McVay, Brittany Mishra, Nam Nguyen, Deb Nordlie, Robert L. Penick, Laura Perkins, Timothy F. Phillips, Fabrice Poussin, Eric Roller, Russell Rowland, Erin Schalk, Leland Seese, Michael Steffen, Annie Stenzel, Aashika Suresh, Sharon Suzuki-Martinez, Katherine Szpekman, Michael Thompson, Stephen Toskar, Siamak Vossoughi, Britnie Walston, Villania Wen, Anni Wilson, and Kelly Wise.
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