Norma Dunning

D&M author wins GG

“Norma Dunning (l.) says she wrote her collection of short stories, Tainna due to the wrong-headed reactions Inuit people get daily from Southern Canadians.” 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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