Poetry. Much of this poised and luminous book is rooted in an idea of epiphany, an aesthetics of everyday incarnation; not the sudden and profound manifestation of essence or meaning, but the smaller steps taken toward it. The moments in which, as Joyce writes, "the soul of the commonest object...seems to us radiant." If epiphanies are for theologians, perhaps the little steps towards them are for poets like Eve Joseph, and for all of us who attempt to see beyond the names we give things to the names they give themselves.
Bill Robertson in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
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