A Day's Grace: Poems, 1997-2002

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2003 - Poetry - 77 pages
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To be given a day's grace is to be granted an extension, a brief stay of a deadline -- one last chance to make good what has been left unfinished. But a day's grace is also the grace that any day brings -- its ordinary gifts that are so easily missed in the crush of a day's business. These are poems that quietly catch us by the sleeve and point us towards those gifts, saying: Look! Look now, before it gets dark.

Poems from A Day's Grace have appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the 49th parallel, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Threepenny Review, The North American Review, The Malahat Review, Books in Canada, and The New Quarterly.

 

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Contents

Only a Child Alone
9
Rattled
22
Windfall
36
Tisha BAv During Negotiations on the Status of Jerusalem
48
Levels
61
The High Meadows
75
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Robyn Sarah was born in New York City to Canadian parents, and has lived for most of her life in Montréal. A graduate of McGill University (where she majored in philosophy and English) and of Québec's Conservatoire de Musique et d'Art Dramatique, she is the author of seven poetry collections and one previous collection of short stories, A Nice Gazebo, published by Véhicule in 1992. The same year, Anansi published The Touchstone: Poems New and Selected, a collection of her poetry

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