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Sotto Voce
By (author): Maureen Hynes

ISBN:

9781771315128

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Sep 15, 2019
$20.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.75in x 6 x 0.32 in | 0.2 lb

Page Count:

104 pages
Brick Books
POETRY / LGBTQ+
Poetry
 
Goldie Award for Poetry 2019, Short-listed Pat Lowther Memorial Award 2019, Short-listed

Poems that give full attention to a world in shambles, a world in which "mercy is failing."

Maureen Hynes, in her fifth book of poetry, speaks tenderly yet vehemently about the threatened worlds that concern her. From Toronto, where she lives and walks the city's afflicted watershed, she turns her attention to the near and far, shifting it from the First Nations' stolen lands to Syria and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean; from the deaths of family and friends to the newborns into whose care our endangered planet will pass; and from love's transient regrets to the sustaining love two women share. Hynes' is a gaze that grieves quietly, delights humbly, and, in the search for solace, never rests. Each poem in Sotto Voce is a recitative of healing. Hear the music in every word and, despite the damaged environments Hynes gives voice to, be restored.

This is a book that bears witness to the "dynamite stick of injustice," one that balances fear and hope, misfortune and renewal, calamity and natural beauty. Sotto Voce carries the complexity and seriousness of its themes lightly--it's important to know when to speak loudly, and when to whisper.

Maureen Hynes lives in Toronto. Her first book of poetry, Rough Skin (Wolsak and Wynn, 1995), won the League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Her second collection, Harm's Way (Brick Books, 2001), was followed by Marrow, Willow (Pedlar Press, 2011) and then The Poison Colour (Pedlar Press, 2015), which was a finalist for both the League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Award and Raymond Souster Award. She is poetry editor for Our Times magazine.

"...Sotto Voce is the sound of one of Canada's most accomplished poets writing at the height of her powers." --Jim Johnstone

"Whether speaking about nature, or politics, or love, Maureen Hynes does so with candor and compassion. These poems are generous and assured, and the world they circumscribe is the urgent, beautiful, dangerous place where we all live. Read Sotto Voce. Maureen Hynes is a poet at the top of her game." --Helen Humphreys

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