R.I.P Gordon Soules

“Gordon Soules (left) self-published a handful of books before becoming a BC publisher and distributor of independently prepared books. He died on August 28 at the age of 80.FULL STORY

 

 

What doesn’t kill you

June 23rd, 2021

In her seventh collection of poetry, Villa Negativa (Biblioasis $19.95), Sharon McCartney reflects on events such as a sibling’s death, an eating disorder, and dismal dating relationships. Described as part satire, part self-examination, McCartney uses few words and injections of humour to create deep layers of meaning. “You don’t read these poems, you feel them,” says fellow poet George Elliott Clarke. “Hammer in the head, shod foot on the throat, stiletto in the heart. It’s those combos of wild, piercing insights (or unusual but poignant images); yep, that’s what makes it good for you — or kills you, laughing.” 9781771963497

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