Torch River

Torch River

Paperback - 2007
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The theme of this collection of poetry is the central mystery of life; sexual love, the wilderness, the births and deaths that connect them, the interior wilderness of desire and the sensual love of wild things, of trees, earth and water.
Publisher: London, Ont. : Brick Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9781894078573
1894078578
Characteristics: 119 pages ;,23 cm.

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quagga Jan 05, 2010

Saskatchewan lesbian poet Elizabeth Philips writes about the landscape and people moving comfortably through wilderness and women having sex outdoors. She writes about wanting to be a boy rather than a girl, as when "Head bowed for grace, / I am the shy daughter / and the son, wind-burnt and radiant / in disguise." She writes about babies being born, new fatherhood, widows with mastectomy scars - conditions of human life (and death) within the greater wheel of life on this planet. The prairie wind is often present in this collection, as rhythmic and graceful and unavoidable as breath.

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