COME COLD RIVER by Karen Connelly

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COME COLD RIVER by Karen Connelly

4.99

106 Pages
©2014

Publisher: Quattro Books
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In Karen Connelly’s first collection of poetry since The Border Surrounds Us, the poet offers up a searing, complex portrayal of her troubled family. Refracted, augmented, drawn through various cities, streets and fields, over mountain ranges and foreign landscapes, this portrayal grows into an authentic homage to people who are often invisibilized or silenced. Simultaneously, it becomes an indictment of her own country, Canada, its long history of racism and unconscionable violence against women, children, addicts, and poor people. Never didactic, insistently real, these poems make us wonder “how to enter again/that unlikely tenderness/the cracked ribcage of the world/ as if it were the last shelter.”

Karen Connelly is the author of nine books of award-winning poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She has received the Orange Broadband New Writers Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and has been shortlisted for BC National Award for Nonfiction. Her work has been published and translated in North America, Britain and Asia. She lives in Toronto, ON.

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