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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 819.101 Atwo (Text) 33294002098036 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2021-02-02

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780771000775
  • ISBN: 0771000774
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    124 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland & Stewart, 2020.

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Formatted Contents Note: I. Late poems -- Ghost cat -- Salt -- Passports -- Blizzard -- Coconut -- Souvenirs -- The tin woodwoman gets a massage -- If there were no emptiness -- II. Health class (1953) -- A genre painting -- Princess clothing -- Cicadas -- Double-entry slug sex -- Everyone else's sex life -- Betrayal -- Frida Kahlo, San Miguel, Ash Wednesday -- Cassandra considers declining the gift -- Shadow -- Songs for murdered sisters. 1. Empty chair -- 2. Enchantment -- 3. Anger -- 4. Dream -- 5. Bird soul -- 6. Lost -- 7. Rage -- Coda: Song -- The dear ones -- Digging up the Scythians -- III. September mushrooms -- Carving the Jacks -- A drone scans the wreckage -- Aflame -- Update on werewolves -- Zombie -- The aliens arrive -- Siren brooding on her eggs -- Spider signatures -- At the translation conference -- IV. Walking in the madman's wood -- Feather -- Fatal light awareness -- Fear of birds -- Short takes on wolves -- Table settings -- Improvisation on a first line by Yeats -- "Heart of the Arctic" -- Plasticene suite. 1. Rock-like object on beach -- 2. Faint hopes -- 3. Foliage -- 4. Midway Island albatross -- 5. Editorial notes -- 6. Sorcerer's apprentice -- 7. Whales -- 8. Little robot -- 9. The bright side -- Tracking the rain -- Oh children -- The twilight of the gods -- This fiord looks like a lake -- V. One day -- Sad utensils -- Winter vacations -- Hayfoot -- Mr. Lionheart -- Invisible man -- Silver slippers -- Within -- Flatline -- Disenchanted corpse -- Dearly -- Blackberries.
Summary, etc.: The poems gathered in 'Dearly' are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.
Subject: Canadian poetry -- 21st century

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