Poetry. Women's Studies. Jewish Studies. Adele Wiseman, lifelong writing friend of Margaret Laurence, is best know for her novels—The Sacrifice, winner of the Governor General's Award in 1956, and Crackpot, winner of the Canadian Booksellers Association Award in 1974. She also wrote essays, plays, and children's books. Her poetry, the work of the last ten years of her life, and mostly unpublished, ranges in form—from haiku to sonnets to subversive feminist epic—and content—from poems about poetry ("Instructions for Poems in Progress"), to love poems ("In Our Play"), to nature poems ("Mysteries of Flight"), to family poems, and to political poems, including "The Dowager Empress Suite." This is Adele Wiseman writing in her most personal voice. THE DOWAGER EMPRESS: POEMS OF ADELE WISEMAN rounds out our knowledge of a major Canadian writer.
Elizabeth Greene's most recent book of poetry is THE DOWAGER EMPRESS: POEMS OF ADELE WISEMAN (Inanna Publications, 2019). Her other publications include the novel A SEASON AMONG PSYCHICS (Inanna Publications, 2018), and the poetry books UNDERSTORIES (Inanna Publications, 2014), MOVING (Inanna Publications, 210) and The Iron Shoes (2007). Her poems, short fiction, and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada, most recently in Where the Nights Are Twice As Long, ed. David Eso and Jeanette Lynes, and The Society for St. Peter's Anthology (St. Peter's College, Muenster, Saskatchewan). She has also edited/co-edited five books, including We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman, which won the Jewish Book Awards' Betty and Morris Aaron Prize for Best Scholarship on a Canadian Subject in 1998. She lives in Kingston with her son and two cats.Author City: KINGSTON, ON CAN