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'Rambunctious, relentlessly witty, visceral, and vital, these poems move like a tilt-a-whirl and rollercoaster combined. Haley's gallery of warts-and-all character-studies and her portfolio of no-holds-barred travelogues bustle and bristle with forceful gestures, jolting details, and electric perceptions. Through them all, an indomitable spirit emerges: one that has taken its share of knocks and shocks, and boldly prevails.' (Allan Briesmaster, author of Interstellar and Confluences)
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Trailblazing poet, author, musician and media artist Heather Susan Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. Published in numerous journals and anthologies, she was an editor for the LA Weekly, publisher of Rattler and the Edgewise Café, one of Canada's first electronic literary magazines. Architect of the Edgewise ElectroLit Centre and the Vancouver Videopoem Festival, her own works have been official selections at dozens of international film festivals. She is the host and curator of SEE THE VOICE: Visible Verse at Pacific Cinémathèque. An engaging performer, Haley has shared her poetry and music with audiences around the world. Most recently she toured eastern Canada and the U.S. in support of her critically acclaimed AURAL Heather CD of spoken word songs, Princess Nut.Review:
Fierce, racy, full of stiletto irony, verve yet rife with sensitivity Heather Haley's Three Blocks West of Wonderland is a highly fuelled poetic ride. Her LA, southern BC coast, energy haunted world draws you electrically in and does not let you go. Like the subject of one of the elegies in this collection, Haley stirs you, 'provoke[s] the atmosphere.' --Russell Thornton, author of The Human Shore and House Built of Rain
Haley's poems throb with the energy and colour of life, unexpected images and offbeat points of view. She takes the reader on dazzling word journeys that touch many bases but always wind up in the right place. She draws from a deep vision and a wide experience of life both quotidian and exotic. My late friend Al Purdy would have loved her work. She is Heather Haley and she is definitely a poet to reckon with. --Peter Trower, author of Grogan s Café and Hellhound On His Trail
If you are a Rambling girl who wants to shirk and shake her motherland, read this jitters and jive guide to the other side of Canada and the world. Fads and fears take Air Canada wing (or Westjet's). Sights seen turn into fables and metaphors, quirks of speech and character galore. As to the body of the language, the Canadian straightjacket lies like an old pair of stays on the stage in this diction strippers act. But there is a serious restlessness to Heather Haley's serial observations in the tradition of that great Canadian traveller in poetry, Ralph Gustafson: adagio notations, like his, on everything she sees and feels and musically reveals. --George McWhirter, Vancouver's first Poet Laureate
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