Publisher: Anvil Press
The poems in this collection reach for something other than truth, the marvelous. Leaves fall out of coat sleeves, Gandhi swims in Burrard Inlet. The poems are like empty coats from which the inhabitants have recently escaped, leaving behind images as clues to their identity. There are leaps between logics within the poems, and it is in these spaces where everything comes together, like the uplift of the conductor’s hand to begin a piece of music where, as Arvo Part put it, the potential of the whole exists.
Eve Joseph’s two books of poetry were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. Her nonfiction book, In the Slender Margin won the Hubert Evans Award, and was one of the top 100 picks of the year by the Globe and Mail.