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More Watery Still
In this remarkable collection, Patricia Young demonstrates the astonishing range of her poetic gift. Poems about growing up, parenthood, and love spark the reader's emotions. Young's use of language is natural, sensuous, and hypnotic, and her imagery vivid and powerful. More Watery Still solidifies Young's growing reputation as one of Canada's finest poets.
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by House of Anansi Press
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It was hard to read many of the poems in More Watery Still without seeing parts of Victoria. "Skipping Song" reminded me of my first day of school in Campbell River (also on Vancouver Island) and being lectured by the kids about the illegality of picking dogwoods (it's the provincial flower): "Every kid knows— / one cut and the whole tree dies. / I snip off a twig because / it's forbidden, because it's against / the law, because it will serve them all right / if I go / to jail." I didn’t know wh ...more