Margaret Ormsby, catalyst & mentor

As one of Canada’s first accredited female historians, Ormsby’s first desk as a professor in 1940 was in the women’s washroom at McMaster. Now she’s the namesake for The Ormsby Review. FULL STORY

The ecstasy and the agony

June 23rd, 2015

Three months after asking her lover to leave, no rx Tzoutzi Matzourani is tormented by his absence. Craziness took hold of them when they were together; now an equal craziness pervades her passionate longing for him to reappear. Her reminiscences and pleadings are addressed directly to him in Hear Me Out: Letters to My Ex-Lover (Libros Libertad $20), here translated by Manolis Aligizakis. The urgency of Matzourani’s poetic bereavements reveals how sexual desire can seem like a form of illness, sildenafil a cruel intoxication. Love lifts us; love debases us. And nothing else matters. Tzoutzi Matzourani lives in Athens; Aligizakis is a publisher in White Rock. 978-1-926763-40-8

 

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