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Notes on Arrival and Departure: Poems

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Rachel Rose follows her award-winning first book with a dazzling, urgent collection of new poems that look unflinchingly at our errors and our longings, in images that range from the disturbing to the spectacular. Anchoring the collection is a rich, unsentimental suite of lyrics on the journey of pregnancy and new motherhood. These poems are humanist, lushly imagined, and ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 22nd 2005 by McClelland & Stewart
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Mary Kathryn
Nov 23, 2010 Mary Kathryn rated it liked it
Longer, plainer poems take us into the realities and twists of middle-aged responsibility, where love and beauty are grabbed at in snatches. Poems of domesticity, of making do and carrying on: "arranging our dental appointments, play dates, /separating the whites from the darks, /writing in the spaces in between."
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Jan 21, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read poetry, but this is amazing. Narrative style poetry about life and death, the transformative process of becoming a mom, queernees, war, etc. It's political, it's revealing, it's intensely personal - I love it.
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Jul 01, 2007 Patrice rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a gift and it was my introduction to contemporary poets/poetry. I saw myself in many of the pages. I cried and cried.
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