Poet Sholeh Wolpé uses an abacus to remember her life stories (photo montage TMR).

The Art of Remembrance in “Abacus of Loss”

The Abacus of Loss by Sholeh Wolpé is a vivid memoir in verse that unpacks individual memories in a series of thematic strings—the wires of the abacus—each with a different number of beads, from three to thirteen.

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