Paramita, Little Black

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Guernica Editions, 2011 - Poetry - 67 pages
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In her first collection of poems, Suzanne Robertson meditates on the nature of intimacy; the connective tissue that binds stranger to stranger, human to animal, soul to landscape, heart to mind. Inspired by the Buddhist paramitas ? actions that spark a spiritual sojourn, the poems attempt to both transcend and stay grounded in a conventional universe. Follow the humourous, pedestrian plight of a secretary/writer grappling with her noonday demon, her love affair with Little Black, and the metamorphosis of her marriage as she harnesses the practical power of poetry, marrying words "to the wind horse," "to the lies and the gossip and the truth of the river / as it pours out the mouth of right-now." Paramita, Little Black explores acts of transformation; documenting a journey to live and love authentically amidst the transient anatomy of our twenty-first century lives.
 

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Suzanne Robertson is a writer and photographer living in Toronto. She works at the Children?s Aid Society. She is a member of PEN Canada and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, and she volunteers with Hospice Toronto. Paramita, Little Black is her first collection of poetry

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