The Nerve Summary
Glyn Maxwell

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The Nerve Summary

Glyn Maxwell takes his readers to a very special place with his poem “The Nerve,” a spot on the edge of everyday familiarity. It is a lively position to take, Maxwell writes in his poem, when a person finds himself standing “suddenly very far” from what he knows. It is the excitement that comes from facing the unknown that this poem attempts to identify and encourages its readers to find.

Maxwell knows about standing...

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