Poetry. The poems in this collection reach for something other than truth, the marvelous. Leaves fall out of coat sleeves, Gandhi swims in Burrard Inlet. The poems are like empty coats from which the inhabitants have recently escaped, leaving behind images as clues to their identity. There are leaps between logics within the poems, and it is in these illogical spaces where everything comes together, like the uplift of the conductor's hand to begin a piece of music where, as Arvo Part put it, the potential of the whole exists.
Eve Joseph has three books of poetry, two of which—The Startled Heart (Oolichan, 2004) and THE SECRET SIGNATURE OF THINGS (Brick, 2010) —were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. QUARRELS was published by Anvil Press in 2018. Her nonfiction book, In the Slender Margin was published by HarperCollins in 2014 and won the Hubert Evans award for nonfiction and was named one of the top 100 picks of the year by the Globe and Mail.Author City: Saanich, BC CAN