This new collection from one of our premier poets showcases works of uncommon spirituality, explorations into philosophy and science, as well as evocations of love, grief, and unexpected comfort. This selection includes both new and out-of-print poems from: Until the Light Bends, Uncommon Prayer, Learning to Ride, The Hummingbird Murders, Dangerous Graces, and Dark Galaxies.
A Paper Affairencompasses all the stages of McMaster’s lyrical and engaging “page poetry” from her first solo collection published in 1986 up to her new poems from 2009 and casts an interesting light on her performance poetry. She lives in Ottawa and summers in Nova Scotia and Quebec.close this panel
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