Desire in Seven Voices

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Lorna Crozier
Douglas & McIntyre, 1999 - Literary Collections - 172 pages
"When do you follow your desire?" writers were asked. "When do you censor it? When is it a force to be trusted, and when do you become suspicious? When is it a source of power, and when a source of distress?" The answers fill this deliciously daring, eloquent book. Whether describing the satisfactions of a long-term relationship or the thrill of the first time with someone new, secret crushes or unabashed attractions, these writers -- including Shani Mootoo and Carol Shields -- are working at the top of their form. Sometimes subtle, sometimes raunchy, but always provocative, these essays challenge prevailing myths about women, love, and lust.

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Desire in Seven Voices I LORNA CROZIER
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Changing into Fire LORNA CROZIER
63
Silence and Exception BONNIE BURNARD
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Lorna Crozier was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 24, 1948. She received a BA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1969 and a MA from the University of Alberta in 1980. She taught high school English and worked as a guidance counselor for numerous years. Her first collection of poetry, Inside in the Sky, was published in 1976. Her other collections of poetry include The Garden Going on Without Us, Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence, Everything Arrives at the Light, Apocrypha of Light, What the Living Won't Let Go, and Whetstone. In 1992, she won the Governor General's Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award, and the Pat Lowther Poetry Award for Inventing the Hawk. She has also edited two non-fiction collections: Desire in Seven Voices and Addiction: Notes from the Belly of the Beast. Together with her husband and fellow poet Patrick Lane, she edited the collection Breathing Fire: Canada's New Poets and Breathing Fire 2. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Victoria.

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