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Catriona Strang

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ISBN 10: 0889228523 / ISBN 13: 9780889228528
Published by Talonbooks, 2014
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Corked

Publisher: Talonbooks

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Catriona Strang expertly fabricates her own reality” in poems that explore the female condition and respond to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. In a powerful and rare display of poetic ingenuity, Strang situates classical themes of existentialism, memory, time, and the role of women in two clarifying contexts: the metaphorical mailbox of Proust and the speaker’s own body, as understood in geographical and geological terms.

we need
not gulf
doubt
nor gist-pierce
our place

whatever grip
or drib
we might
or mean

Dear Proust, / You’ve been dawning on me. Gradually, by the charm of all your explanations, our lives have come to be constituted through art. We have made several realities, far beyond the reach of terrible conservative eyes, which grow greater, or are illuminated. Consequence really lives thus, I mean all the time.

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A founding member of the Institute for Domestic Research, and former member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective, Catriona Strang is the author of "Low Fancy" and co-author with the late Nancy Shaw of "Busted" and "Light Sweet Crude". She frequently collaborates with composer Jacqueline Leggatt and clarinetist François Houle. She lives in Vancouver, where she and her two kids are active in the local home learning community.

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