The Inquisition Yours
by Jen Currin
In tongues alternately vulnerable, defiant, resigned, and hopeful, "The Inquisition Yours" speaks to the atrocities of our time - war, environmental destruction, terrorism, cancer, and the erosion of personal rights - fashioning a tenuous bridge between the political and the personal.
ebook, 112 pages
Published May 12th 2010 by Coach House
(first published March 12th 2010)
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I previously read Currin’s Hagiography, and this book is, to me, a great leap forward for Currin. Her surrealistic imagery seems more anchored and necessary — sometimes in Hagiography I found myself wondering if the poems would be substantively different if their images were interchanged. I met Currin while in Ottawa recently and was impressed with her reading from this book, which further confirmed the grounding these poems have in real emotion — too often, similar poets use surrealistic imager...more