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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
Categories: BOV - Poetry,
Publisher: Brick Books: 2013
ISBN Number: 1926829859
ISBN Number 13: 9781926829852
Book Condition: Very Good
Category: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: IM186901
Description: 1926829859 Signed and inscribed by the author.