For this month’s mini-challenge with the Canadian Book Review Challenge, I picked up 4 books of poetry. It is so nice to delve into a bit of poetry, given that this is the national poetry month. Thank you Melanie for setting up this challenge. It is very interesting, and I have picked up and read books I wouldn’t have otherwise.
The poems in this book are rich and wide-ranging. They represent a new collection and a modern bestiary and a book of mourning. It is both shadowed and illuminated by the passing time, the small mechanics of the body as it ages, the fine-tuning of what a life becomes when parents and old friends are gone.
The poems are brilliantly poised between the mythic and everyday, the anecdotal and the delicately lyrical. These poems contain the wit, irreverence, and startling imagery for which Crozier is celebrated. I just love her poems!
This book of poetry has everything, from Bach and Dostoevsky, a poem that turns into a dog, a religion founded by cats, and wood rats that dance on shingles. These poems turn over the stones of words and find what lies beneath, reminding us readers why Crozier is one of Canada’s most well-read poets.
I loved this book and will be buying it for my collection.