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I first read this book when it was initially published and still flip through it from time to time on my Kindle. It's a fantastic read and I find a new poem to connect with every time I open it up. Raw and very unlike any poetry I've read before (although, to be fair, I don't read a lot of poetry), there's something real special in these pages.
Alanna lives on a small patch of untamable land in southwestern Ontario, with her three children, husband, and an over-weight cat. Alanna has been saturated in classic Canadian fiction since she was a young child and has been passionate about words for nearly as long, stubbornly holding to the dream of someday, spinning her own tales. Now, when evening falls, she tucks herself into her self-made s ...more