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A Day's Grace: Poems 1997-2002

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Contains poems that have appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the 49th parallel, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Threepenny Review, The North American Review, The Malahat Review, Books in Canada, and The New Quarterly.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 30th 2003 by Porcupine's Quill
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This is my first Robyn Sarah book of poetry, and she shows herself to be an original and delightful poet. She can be formal in the best way, without letting it seem strained. Unfortunately, her poetry suffers from some issues - vagueness, occasional triteness or sentimentality.

Here is a good Robyn Sarah poem:


It is possible that things will not get better
than they are now, or have been known to be.
It is possible that we are past the middle now.
It is possible that we have crossed the great
Robyn Sarah is best known in Canada for her poetry and there is no doubt that she is a great poet. I happen to love her stories though, she has at least 2 story collections: well worth tracking down.
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Robyn Sarah was born in New York City (1949) to Canadian parents, and has lived for most of her life in Montreal.

She is the author of eight poetry collections, two collections of short stories, and a collection of essays on poetry.

In 1976, with Fred Louder, she co-founded Villeneuve Publications and co-edited its poetry chapbook series which included first titles by August Kleinzahler and A.F. M
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