The Lost Letters

By: Greenwood, Catherine

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Atmospherically light and stylistically expansive - poems that regard our givens as a gift.

Don McKay's description of The Pearl King and Other Poems, Catherine Greenwood's wonderful first book, also apply to The Lost Letters "With discerning wit and a large range of styles and voices, she holds up each subject for contemplation as though it were a pearl. . . ."

At the centre of The Lost Letters is a sequence of radically diverse poems based on the story of Heloise and Abelard, truly lovers in a dangerous time, the twelfth century. The raw material is heavy, tension between flesh and spirit being the serious issue carried forward from the twelfth century into the twenty-first. But Greenwood's deft and delicate handling of scenarios of love requited but balked becomes a perceptive reading - extraordinarily inventive and constantly surprising - of contemporary secular society.

The Lost Letters creates a world of wonder tinged with sadness on behalf of so much that goes unnoticed, whether it's a bin of severed sows' ears, a lizard tethered by its tail who severs it by self-amputation, or a down-and-out old schoolmate.

Title: The Lost Letters

Author Name: Greenwood, Catherine

Categories: BOV - Poetry,

Publisher: Brick Books: 2013

ISBN Number: 1926829859

ISBN Number 13: 9781926829852

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: IM186901

Description: 1926829859 Signed and inscribed by the author.