Cover for Lambeth: Veil and Burn. Click for larger imageThe Atlantic online profiled Laurie Lambeth, author of the University of Illinois Press poetry collection, Veil and Burn.

“The fact that Laurie Lambeth’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) came after only one month — and after only one ‘event’ — made it a relatively uncommon one. Most people have at least a couple separate events (symptoms or flare-ups) before they’re diagnosed. Lambeth’s first symptom, at age 17, was numbness that spread up her left arm and down her body.”

 

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