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Poetry. WINTER, THE UNWELCOME VISITOR is a five-section poetic cycle amending the ordinary with the extraordinary. The work shows versatility in style and form and yet maintains poetic excellence: a careful balance of metaphor, imagery and thought. Always experimental, there is no one style that characterizes the book. From brief and academic, to wordy and effusive, the style shifts according to the subject. Unstintingly political, unforgivingly critical of commonly held ideas about the relationship of humans to the natural world and to each other, the relevance of this work to both a Canadian and an international audience is undeniable.
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Shaista Justin was born in Pakistan and came to Canada at the age of six. She grew up in Toronto and has attended McMaster University, Queen's University, and the University of Cape Town. Her poetry and prose have been published in New Contrast, The Fiddlehead, Between the Lines, and Beneath the Surface. She currently lives in Toronto with her husband and two children and is working as a freelance writer and editor.Review:
"Some of these poems are vivid evocations of South Africa's Western Cape, and elegies of loss; others capture moments of longing and desire between lovers, as well as passages of bitterness." - JM Coetzee
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Book Description TSAR Publications, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1894770528
Book Description TSAR Publications, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1894770528