The Garden Going on Without Us by Lorna Crozier (186)

This is yet another poetry book for our Canadian Book Review Challenge this month!  I just really enjoy reading Lorna Crozier’s works.  And this poetry book is no exception.

This book is Crozier’s sixth collection of poems, and is a book of rare virtuosity. Her poetry is sensual, pragmatic, and linked to the woman and men around her. hey are people who live rather than simply name their lives.

She writes about the Prairies quite often in her poetry. It is a vast land that bleaches human and animal bones alike, but one that contains gardens in which people and plants are cultivated. Houses are places of love-making, warmth and rage. Her keen ironic tone is balanced by a certain romanticism.

Crozier is a lyric poet like no other. She has a wide range of tone and style, which makes her the only poet that I know who writes like she does. She has depth and breath like no other poet.

I will definitely be recommending this book to all the people who I know in my midst.




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