Robyn Sarah is a poet of variousness and formal acuity, and Digressions is very much about both of those things. The prose poems, collage poems, and sketches collected here — many for the first time —"represent forays down side roads I have explored from time to time", as she writes in her foreword. At last, readers can begin to put together the wider vision of her writing, as Digressions gathers her more experimental pieces in one place, allowing us a closer look at this other side of Sarah's work.
About the author
Is the author of several poetry collections, two collections of short stories, and a book of essays on poetry. Her works have appeared widely in Canada and the United States, in publications that include The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, The Norton Anthology of Poetry, and Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times. Widely recognized and anthologized, Robyn Sarah has won awards for each of the genres in which she works, including the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry and the CBC literary competition, also for poetry; a National Magazine Award, and the QSPELL award for the best English-language fiction written by a Quï¿½bec author. She lives in Montrï¿½al.