The Essential Anne Wilkinson

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The Porcupine's Quill, Nov 15, 2014 - Poetry - 64 pages
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Anne Wilkinson’s poetic career emerged during a time of few Canadian poets—and even fewer who were women. The Essential Anne Wilkinson showcases the work of her abbreviated but meaningful career, with poems that range from intellectual and symbolic lyrics, to direct, incisive satire. Infused with a woman’s perspective, Wilkinson’s poems reflect her attempts to come to terms with the restrictive world within which she was born and to find her voice amid the expectations of society, gender and class.

The Essential Poets Series presents the works of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible, and affordable. The Essential Anne Wilkinson is the 11th volume in the series.

 

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Summer Acres Counterpoint to Sleep 1951
11
The Up and the Down of
13
Theme and Variation
14
After Reading Kafka
15
To a PsychoNeurotic
18
Lullaby
20
was born a boy and a maiden The Hangman Ties the Holly 1955
21
Boys and Girls
33
Poem in Three Parts
35
To a Sleep Addict
37
Where Cliffs Reflected Cower
38
Nature Be Damned
40
A Sorrow of Stones
43
Variations on a Theme
47
Untitled
50

Lens
23
In June and Gentle Oven
25
The Red and the Green
27
Topsoil to the Wind
28
Carol
29
Little Men Slip into Death
30
Daily the Drum
31
Letter to My Children
51
Notes on Suburbia
57
Roches Point
59
About Anne Wilkinson
61
A Bibliography
63
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About the author (2014)

Ingrid Ruthig is a writer, editor, artist and former architect whose books include Slipstream (ARKITEXWERKS, 2011), Richard Outram: Essays on His Works (Guernica, 2011), and the chapbook Synesthete II (Littlefishcart Press, 2005). Her writing has appeared across Canada and internationally in publications like The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2012 (Tightrope Books), The Malahat Review, Descant, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly and Cordite, among many others. Her award-winning artwork fusing text and image is held in private collections and has been featured in numerous art galleries and festivals. Ruthig lives near Toronto with her family.

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