Asking Questions Indoors and Out

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2009 - Poetry - 79 pages
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The publication of Anne Compton's first two collections marked the arrival of a major voice in Canadian poetry. In this, her third collection, she completes the island trilogy that those two books began, bringing her long, narrative lines into focus on the mysterious metaphysical nature of everyday life, family and literature. Spirit-haunted yet critical, Compton is intermediary here in a complex poetic argument, over which she presides with a confidence ruled by passionate intellect.

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Contents

The Intelligent Mans Guide to the Shore
47
Ways of saying goodbye
61
Notes
75
Copyright

About the author (2009)

Anne Compton is a two-time winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry for her second collection, Processional. In 2008, she was awarded the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English Language Literary Arts. She teaches at the University of New Brunswick at Saint John.

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