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Question and Answer
by Alison Pick
"How is one to speak with the dead?" "Anyone for tea before night falls?" In this volume, celebrated new poet Alison Pick grapples with these questions, from the work of poets like Sylvia Plath and Patrick Lane. The resulting meditations are by turns spiritual and earthy, accessible and complex, thoughtful and wrenching. "Question and Answer announces the arrival of a ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published August 19th 2003 by Raincoast Books, Polestar
(first published 2003)
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Exquisitely structured. I loved the idea of the Q&A using various poetic questions. Loved the way, in Still Life, poems about fruit alternate with those about her grandparents and war. And the flow from poem to poem in The River Reflected was fabulous. A few fruit poems felt forced, which is the only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars. This is one I will reread.
ALISON PICK'S best-selling novel FAR TO GO was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award. It was a Top 10 Book of 2010 at NOW magazine and the Toronto Star, and was published to international acclaim. Alison was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for the most promising writer in Canada under 35. Currently on Faculty at the Humber School for Writers and the ...moreMore about Alison Pick...