Eyes Like Pigeons

by Roberta Rees


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Co-winner of the 1992 Gerald Lampert Award.  Winner of the 1992 Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Poetry

Eyes Like Pigeons, Roberta Rees’ long poem, comes back, always, to this: “… Thi’ in Vietnamese means poetry.” Thi, a Vietnamese refugee, is this book’s associational matrix; playing with the possibilities of her name, Rees writes of Thi, poetry both self-reflexive and self-reflective, and immensely different from that which idealizes women with cliches like the title of this volume. The poetry she finds through Thi is as harsh as it is beautiful; its content as sorrowful as the style is liberating, joyful.

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About the Author

Roberta Rees lives in Calgary where she has taught high school and university English courses and now teaches Creative Writing for Women

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Additional Info

  • ISBN: 0919626610
  • ISBN-13: 9780919626614
  • Pages: 120
  • Year: 1992
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.75 x 0.31 in
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  • Cover Art:

    Women Looking Down, an oil pastel by Yvonne Markotic 

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