Winner of the 1983 Pat Lowther Award
Hartog's first collection of poetry is a marvellous, luminous book from a writer with a sure wit, an abundance of feeling and a profound sense of the absurdity and rightness of life.
Hartog's perceptions of human nature are astute, intelligent and delightfully sympathetic to the human condition.'
'The world of these poems is one of flickering but very sharp images, much like the moving pictures of her California childhood... the afternoons of matinee light.'
–Â? Sharon Thesen, Line
'A beautifully constructed, disciplined first collection, filled with ironic wit, sensual vitality and subtlety.'
–Â? Malahat Review
Diana Hartog has published four collections of poetry: Ink Monkey (Brick, 2006); Polite to Bees (Coach House, 1992), nominated for the BC Book Prize; Candy from Strangers (1986), winner of the BC Book Prize; and Matinee Light (1983), winner of the Gerald Lampert Award. She has also written a memoir, No Hippies Allowed (1994) and a novel The Photographer’s Sweethearts (1996). Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize. She lives in New Denver, BC and winters in California.
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