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Natural Disasters is the first poetry collection from Andrea MacPherson. It explores memory and history, asking if it is possible to inherit the past and the generational complexities that come along with it. Stories of lost sisters and marriages based on card games combine with the immediate and personal responses to wild fires and collapsed schoolhouses. The collection i ...more
Paperback, 85 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Palimpsest Press
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With so many teenagers writing badly written poems to express angst, it's getting harder and harder to find poetry I love. Especially since I constantly compare to the likes of E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost, and Edgar Allan Poe (to name drop a few).

Andrea MacPherson may not be mistaken from Edgar Allan Poe, but she is a powerful poet of modern times. It has been a long time since I found any poetry writer witty, genuine, and interesting. He
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Andrea MacPherson, poet and novelist, is the author of six books: three novels, What We Once Believed, Beyond the Blue, and When She Was Electric, and three poetry collections, Ellipses, Away, and Natural Disasters. Her poetry has been anthologized in the UK publication, How the Light Gets In.

When She Was Electric was listed No. 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People’s Choice; Natural Disasters was longlis
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