This poetry bundle includes:
Short Talks by Anne Carson
First issued in 1992, this is Carson’s first and only collection of poems published with an independent Canadian press. It announced the arrival of a profound, elegiac, and biting new voice. Short Talks can comfortably stand alongside Carson’s other bestselling and award-winning works.
A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont
First published in 1996, A Really Good Brown Girl is a fierce, honest and courageous account of what it takes to grow into one’s self and one’s Métis heritage in the face of myriad institutional and cultural obstacles. It is an indispensable contribution to Canadian literature.
Riffs by Dennis Lee
Riffs is a story of a passionate love affair, told in vintage Lee style — with whoops, deep chords, and headlong improvisational arcs. We hear Bach, Bo Diddley, Bird; the news is heartache and being. Celebratory, claustrophobic, the poem tracks ways in which eros and our lives are made mutually accountable.