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In Halfling spring, a series of notes unfolds the dance of desire versus trust through a long season of actual and metaphorical springtime. Joanne Arnott is a Mtis/mixed blood mother of six, and in this collection she continues her explorations of love, intimacy, and family, with a focus on electronic connections (internet love). Transiting Canada from Victoria to Iqaluit, and transitioning from virtual to real (fantasy to reality), she inspects the realms of miscegenation and love in a class conscious and cross-cultural context, revealing en route the many ways that our deepest connections unveil the depths of old pain. Optimistic and playful, romantic and mythic, affirming embodiment, this process of poetic revelation shows all the dirty tricks of love.
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Joanne Arnott is a Metis/mixed-blood writer, born in Manitoba and based in Coast Salish territories on the west-coast. A publishing and performing poet since the 80s, a blogger in more recent years, Joanne is mother to six young people, all born at home. Active participant in many online and inworld collaborating groups of writers, she is a mentor and piecework editor, an essayist, as well as a poet and activist. Halfling Spring: an internet romance is Joanne's eighth book, and her sixth book of poetry.Review:
"A sequence of poems playing out the narrative of the inner risks and fears, the warmth and sweetness of a new and fresh love affair between two fully mature people. Candid, simple, intimate, full of calm passion and grown up intelligent feeling with occasional surprises. Sensuous, flowing, spiritually refreshing."- Jamie Reid, founding member of TISH, author of Homages, Prez, and I. Another, The Space Between.In Halfling Spring, "i want to listen to stories fall." Arnott takes her reader into clear, deep water, where a "woman in her web of relations" "draw(s) a fragile flower of self." Her words an intimate song, the reader is led by the heart, from the Pacific, to the Rideau, to the far northern sea. Yet her words are both delicate and compelling, and the flower is not only a fragile one; in chorus, "a water lily is thriving," and rooted below the reader, Arnott's words are a powerful medicine. Like the polar bear, Arnott mesmerizes her audience. Halfling Spring is a compelling read. - Sharron Proulx-Turner, author of Where the Rivers Join, what the auntys say, she is reading her blanket with her hands, and the trees are still bending south
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Book Description Kegedonce Pr, 2014. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 127 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk098687406X
Book Description Kegedonce Pr, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M098687406X