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Dancing Naked

Narrative Strategies for Writing Across Centuries

by (author) Di Brandt

The Mercury Press
Initial publish date
Sep 1998
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Dancing Naked is a compilation of Di Brandt’s essays on her past as a Mennonite woman, on language and community, and on poetics. Lyrical, pointed, open, and embracing, Dancing Naked also tells the story of a life lived through the direct confrontation of fear and rigidity, through to a revisioning of community and hope. Di Brandt’s essays have appeared in a variety of books and magazines across the country.

About the author

Winnipeg's Di Brandt is one of Canada's most loved and admired poets. Her internationally celebrated and award-winning poetry titles include questions I asked my mother; Agnes in the sky; Jerusalem, beloved; and Now You Care. Her most recent work, Walking to Mojacar, is a multilingual collaboration with gifted poets and translators Charles LeBlanc of St. Boniface, Manitoba (l'appétit du compteur : poèmes accumulés), and Ari Belathar, Mexican writer-in-exile, currently living in Vancouver (The Cities I Have Left Behind). Mojacar was shortlisted for two 2011 Manitoba Book awards, and has been nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Di Brandt has lived in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Toronto, Windsor (Ontario) and Berlin. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University, Manitoba ( Di Brandt is also an award-winning essayist and literary critic, and has collaborated with numerous other writers, critics and artists, including Annie Jacobsen, Jane Finlay-Young, Barbara Godard, Aganetha Dyck, Rebecca Campbell, Carol Ann Weaver and Jana Skarecky.

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