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Notes on Arrival and Departure: Poems
by Rachel Rose
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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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."