Nancy Shih-Knodel grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and received her education at Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, The Examined Life Journal, and Yellowjacket Review. She is a faculty member in the English Department at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
The Landscape of the Body
Nancy Shih-Knodel’s poetry collection The Landscape of the Body is a raw and honest look into the progression of cancer in one’s life. The poems progress chronologically, so readers are in the throes of the unknown with the poet. We feel her anticipation, her anger, her struggle. These poems offer a glimpse into a world many would rather refuse to see. The fearlessness of Shih-Knodel is the shining beacon of this collection.