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Wind leaves absence

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  • Author: Maxwell, Mary

    These poems are steeped in loss and lament as they concern the death of the poet’s family members, particularly her father and the premature death of two brothers two years apart. The collection’s tone is often elegiac, but rarely maudlin, and the clipped narrative is frequently imbued with lyrical strains.There is an abundance of quotes and hat-tip allusions that act as sign posts along the grieving journey.

    Subject(s): Bereavement | Grief | Poetry
    Original Publisher: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Thistledown Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781771871006, 1771871008
    Collection(s)/Series: Saskatchewan Book Awards 2018