Listening: Last Poems by Margaret Avison (57)


This is one of the most wonderful book of poetry by a Canadian author that I ever read. The poems are sublime, subtle, and breathtaking. I was transported to a world that is so different from our very own. And that is what good poetry should do if it is successful. And this volume of poems is one of the most successful!

Avison is at her best in this book. She leaves her extraordinary legacy in this book. She was at the height of her artistic powers and has left a legacy to all writers to look towards and try to emulate, if at all possible.

How many of us truly listen? These poems will help all of us to do that.

Margaret Avison’s work won numerous awards, including two Governor General’s Awards, and for Concrete and wild Carrot, the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her books of poetry include Always Now and more recently Momentary Dark.  Margaret Avison died in July 2007, in Toronto.

Rating:  5 Stars

Reviewed by:  Irene S. Roth, Author, Editor, and Freelance Writer

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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