R.I.P. Anne Cameron (1938 – 2022)

The writing voice of Anne Cameron (left) will remain as unmistakable as the singing voice of Buffy Sainte-Marie or Joni Mitchell. See obituary here.FULL STORY

 

 

Female suffering

October 11th, 2022

Vancouver-based Megan Fennya Jones’s poetry has appeared in publications across North America including Poetry Northwest, Room Magazine, and PRISM International, in the anthology The City Series Number One: Vancouver, and the chapbook Normal Women. In her debut book of poetry, The Program (Goose Lane $19.95), a young woman travels between Paris and New York to pursue a career in modelling. Alternating between the world of fashion, where “it’s no longer enough / that the sample size fits,” and the eponymous Program, a place to “discover / what’s underneath,” Jones’ collection digs into the realms of psychiatric care and romantic relationships and probes a long tradition of female suffering. Jones employs an unadorned and at times humorous narrative style that summons images from the worlds of fashion, art and therapy, and explores the allure of pain and of suffering. 978-1773102528

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