The Truth of Houses by Ann Scowcroft

By Ann Scowcroft

Winner of the 2011 Concordia collage First e-book Prize, Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards

Poems exploring the belief of domestic and the problems of a deeply ambiguous dating to that observe.

At as soon as clever and achingly at a loss, Ann Scowcroft's the reality of homes is a chic debut assortment. whereas very intimate -- even startlingly intimate now and then -- the voices of those poems are regularly taking a step backward, wrestling for a degree of distance and standpoint. interpreting them, we listen in on the uncovering of a private vernacular that will let the current to be higher lived; we now have the feel of overhearing a specific but eerily primary internal fight -- a fight for perception, for an equanimity with which either narrator and lucky reader may possibly re-enter existence anew.

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The Rapids by Susan Gillis

By Susan Gillis

pressing and precarious, the poems within the Rapids, Susan Gillis’ 3rd assortment, take us to areas misplaced and reclaimed: a balcony excessive over the St. Lawrence River in downtown Montreal, upstream to the Lachine Rapids, and past, to landscapes as some distance aside as Greece and the B.C. coast.

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23 Reasons Why by Holly Bowden

By Holly Bowden

23 Reason's Why is the 3rd publication of poetry in a sequence for poet Holly pleasure Bowden. As with the former , Mrs. Hyde, and secrets and techniques eco-friendly, each one poem is surgically pared to the naked bones with no unmarried wasted syllable. they're finely crafted, idea frightening, and entire of adequate universal humanity that everybody, not only girls, might locate which means and straightforward fact among the covers. This narrow quantity, as with the others, holds fascination sufficient to learn time and time again.

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The Martha Landscapes by Colleen Thibaudeau

By Colleen Thibaudeau

Readers of Colleen Thibaudeau's chosen poems, My Granddaughters Are Combing Out Their lengthy Hair, will believe at domestic within the Martha Landscapes, the place household dearness and the unique, like strangers, "make their first acquaintance….. in a blur of words." The cross-relationships that happen, in a poetry of technical virtuosity that feels as effortless as respiring, are sensed to be permanent.

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Margaret Cavendish by Margaret Cavendish,Michael Robbins

By Margaret Cavendish,Michael Robbins

An eclectic number of poetry by way of one in every of seventeenth century England's boldest, smartest, and self reliant women.

"What a imaginative and prescient of loneliness and insurrection the concept of Margaret Cavendish brings to mind!" Virginia Woolf wrote in A Room of One's Own. Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was once a groundbreaking girl writer--a utopian visionary, a scientist, a science-fiction pioneer. She interacted with Thomas Hobbes and Rene Descartes. and she or he produced startlingly sleek poems in contrast to anything released within the 17th century for his or her mix of medical and proto-Blakean imaginative and prescient, their deep sympathy with the non-human global, and their feminist passion.

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The Logan Notebooks (Mountain West Poetry Series) by Rebecca Lindenberg

By Rebecca Lindenberg

Published by means of the heart for Literary Publishing at Colorado nation University

Mountain West Poetry Series

“These poems are reason on calling out the migratory fantastic thing about this global, in a neighbor-voice: pleasant, from the backyard within reach, stating stuff we would now not have spotted. they regularly hire that almost all old of types, the record, to teach us what we shine a mild on, what we glance earlier, what we mirror, what we omit. In that means, they converse just like the meadowlark who says, See you! See you! those poems are for once we shall not worry the ecstatic, simply because we’ll understand that ecstasy too is quotidian, as day-by-day as a meadowlark’s purchasing list.” 

—Eleni Sikelianos

 

“In her moment assortment, Rebecca Lindenberg turns her scrutiny to the yank West with out forgetting the various layers of sediment and reminiscence there and in different elsewheres. From grocery shops in Utah to a synagogue in Rome to cloud-gazing in all places, in poems at turns laconic and plush, wistful and wry, Lindenberg indicates how good looks and absurdity can and should persist—even, or especially—in the lack of our a number of loves and a number of selves.” 

—Tarfia Faizullah

 

“Recursive and elliptical, the poems in Rebecca Lindenberg’s The Logan Notebooks are as tricky to depict as they're to put out of your mind. Like clouds (themselves, so omnipresent and primary that Lindenberg confronts them at the first page), those poems shift, then settle into form, then shift once more. extra ordinary iterations of poetry fall down to paragraphs of unimpeachable prose, itemized narratives during which complete, epic plots are cached. Lists run left to correct as though they really listed, like boats off-ballast or stand-alone willows in windstorms. Catalogues are first climactic then cathartic. What she doesn't write, she has one way or the other written. Aphorisms develop into choices. nearly each line is a sutra. If ‘anyone who feels they need to lie’ is a specific thing that has misplaced its energy, then Rebecca Lindenberg needn't fear. Neither those poems nor the poet who conceives them flinches at gut-punch truth.” 

—Jill Alexander Essbaum

 

“The American West, in its legendary and real-time complexity, is ‘itched out of reverie’ and ‘brought into the deep groove of the current’ in Rebecca Lindenberg’s The Logan Notebooks. The grotesquerie of capitalism hangs within the historical past, occasionally the foreground, yet her traces don’t balk as they ‘attend to these/details that would later/divert you.’ certainly this can be a e-book approximately relationships—to a cherished, a family members, a panorama, a rustic, and language itself. ‘Somewhere among the sayable and the unsayable,’ Lindenberg’s poems startle lifestyles from a fractured international. The Logan Notebooks is a balm and an anomaly.” 

—Joseph Massey

Clouds, mountains, flowering bushes. tough issues. issues misplaced via being photographed. issues that experience misplaced their strength. issues present in a rural supermarket. those are a number of the lists, poems, prose poems, and lyric anecdotes compiled in The Logan Notebooks, a remix and a reimagining of The Pillow ebook of Sei Shonagon, a set of intimate and inventive observations approximately place—a genuine position, an inside landscape—and id, on the intersection of the human with the realm, and the language we've got (and don't but have) for perceiving it.

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