Dionne Brand’s hypnotic, urgent long poem – her first book of poetry in four years, is about the bones of fading cultures and ideas, about the living museums of spectacle where these bones are found. At the centre of Ossuaries is the narrative of Yasmine, a woman living an underground life, fleeing from past actions and regrets, in a perpetual state of movement. She leads a solitary clandestine life, crossing borders actual (Algiers, Cuba, Canada), and timeless. Cold-eyed and cynical, she contemplates the periodic crises of the contemporary world. This is a work of deep engagement, sensuality, and ultimate craft from an essential observer of our time and one of the most accomplished poets writing today.
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Review: OssuariesUser Review - Jessica Bebenek - Goodreads
I was absolutely blown away by this book. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I read it for an assignment in which we got to pick a book of poetry to read and write a short response, so I'll just post that ... Read full review
Review: OssuariesUser Review - Rowena - Goodreads
Dionne Brand is one of the speakers at the Margaret Atwood talk I'll be attending in a couple of weeks. On a whim I picked up this poetry collection at the library, mainly because I liked the title. I ... Read full review