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A Stone Diary

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The author of three books of poetry published by small presses, Vancouver-born Pat Lowther, who was murdered in September 1975, achieved in A Stone Diary, her last collection, a range and assurance that prompted Robert Fulford to write: 'It was especially sad about her death that she was on the edge of whatever fame and success Canadian poetry has to offer.' A Stone Diary, ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 1st 1977 by Oxford University Press (first published 1977)
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May 03, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it
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A STONE DIARY was submitted by the poet to the Oxford University Press shortly before her murder. It is considered by many to be the pinnacle of a poetic career that was tragically cut short. Her life, her death, and her poetry have influence many. Notably, Carol Shields was inspired by the tragic details of her murder to write Swann: A Mystery. In fact, she borrowed the title of this collection for her novel, The Stone Diaries.

Like Sylvia Plath, the tragedy of Lowther's death is that it has ove
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Sometimes, we get so caught up in reading a particular genre or style that we forget about the others. Rediscovering them is a joy - last year, Shakespeare's Landlord made me remember why I liked reading mysteries. This year, A Stone Diary made me remember why I enjoy poetry. An evocative image, a clever phrase, a sentence that makes you stop dead and think, "Yes, that's it exactly." It's introspection that you want to go into the other room and share.
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