Poet Lorri Neilsen Glenn's new collection confronts the deaths of dear friends and family members, returns to her prairie childhood and youth, and engages hard, hard questions of mortality, and of existence in a world fraught with suffering and violence (both global and domestic). Central is the poetic sequence "A Song for Simone"-- a conversation between the poet and French mystical philosopher Simone Weil. Originally from Western Canada, Lorri Neilsen Glenn now lives in Halifax and spends her summers in Saskatchewan. The author of many academic books and two previous books of poetry (all the perfect disguises, 2003, and Combustion, 2007), she served as Poet Laureate for Halifax from 2005-2009. Terry Ann Carter’s third collection of poetry A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris (Black Moss Press) will be launched in Windsor this autumn. Her chapbook, A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia, is forthcoming from Leaf Press, Victoria, B.C. Carter has served Ottawa as the Random Acts of Poetry poet for the past five years. Frances Boyle’s fiction and poetry has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Room (and its predecessor Room of One’s Own), Arc, Contemporary Verse 2, and Prairie Fire, and the anthology In Fine Form, The Canadian Book of Form Poetry. Her poem “Momentum”, which won the Diana Brebner Prize, was also long-listed for Best Canadian Poetry in English 2009. She received second place in Prairie Fire’s Banff Centre/Bliss Carmen Award. Frances is happily at home in Ottawa, but draws on her still-strong ties to Regina and Vancouver. (thebookpile)
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