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Desire in Seven Voices

by (author) Lorna Crozier

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Sep 2000
Essays, Canadian
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    Sep 2000
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This gorgeous little book challenges prevailing myths about women and love, women and lust, women and words. "When do you follow your desire?" writers were asked. "When do you censor it? When it is a source of power, and when a source of distress?" The result is a daring, funny and highly literate collection of personal essays that presents female desire in all its wonderful complexity.


When writing about the satisfactions of a long-term relationshp or the thrill of the first time with somebody new, about secret crushes or openly declared attraction, about desire that is taboo or desire that is tender and familiar, the award-winning contributors, which include Susan Musgrave, Evelyn Lau, Lorna Crozier, Bonnie Burnard, Shani Mootoo, Dionne Brand and Carol Shields, are working at the top of their form. Desire in Seven Voices presents frank revelations and food for thought. It is a reader's delight.

About the author

Lorna Crozier, one of Canada's most celebrated poets, has read from her work on every continent. She has received numerous awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her fifteen books of poetry, which include The Blue Hour of the Day: Selected Poems; Whetstone; Apocrypha of Light; What the Living Won't Let Go; A Saving Grace; Everything Arrives at the Light; Inventing the Hawk; Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence; and The Garden Going On Without Us. She has also edited several anthologies, among them Desire in Seven Voices and, with Patrick Lane, Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast. She lives in Saanich, BC.

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Editorial Reviews

"I love writers for what they do. These women's essays touch me in the most intimate ways of all, yet the words jump over gender and make me, for the reading, a little more human."

Globe & Mail

"Desire in Seven Voices is a book of rare emotional, intellectual and erotic power."

Jane Urquhart

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