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I have to live : poems

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    This finalist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize is ablaze with urgency and radiant inquiry from a 2015 finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry.

    A demand and promise; an obligation and challenge; a protest and call: I have to live.
    Juiced on the ecstasy of self-belief: I have to live.
    A burgeoning erotics of psychic boldness: I have to live.
    In which sensitivity is recognized as wealth: I have to live.
    Trumpeting the forensic authority of the heart: I have to live.
    This is original ancient poetry.
    It fashions a universe from its mouth.

    Subject(s): Poetry | Women
    Original Publisher: [Toronto], McClelland & Stewart
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780771050701, 0771050704
    Collection(s)/Series: Griffin Poetry Prize 2018