Poetry. Women's Studies. This collection of both narrative and lyrical poetry moves between two strong voices that resonate with and against one another, a woman and a man, focusing on family relationships in all their intersections and differences. The poems are about daughters, granddaughters, son, mothers, spouses, and deal with love, sorrow, joy, loss, redemption: the stuff of living. Weaving through the collection are the words and spirit of Virginia Woolf, who has affected and inspired both poets over the course of their writing, parenting, teaching, and being.
Renee Norman is an award–winning poet, writer, and retired educator. Her poetry book, True Confessions, was awarded the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for poetry in 2006. She is also the author of two other volumes of poetry, BACKHAND THROUGH THE MOTHER (Inanna Publications, 2007), and MARTHA IN THE MIRROR (Inanna Publications, 2010). She received the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award for House of Mirrors, published in 2001. Previously she worked as a classroom teacher, university professor, and school board consultant. She lives in Coquitlam, BC. Carl Leggo is poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia where he has been happily researching, writing and teaching since 1990. His essays, poetry and fiction have been published in journals across North America. His most recent book, a sequence of short fiction and poetry, is Sailing in a Concrete Boat: A Teacher's Journey (2012). His earlier poetry collections include Come-By-Chance (2006); View From My Mother's House (1999) and Growing Up Perpendicular on the Side of a Hill (1994). He lives and works in Vancouver, BC.Author City: Coquitlam, BC CAN