Anne Michaels calls Eva Tihanyi's poetry "moving and powerful." Susan Musgrave calls it "very accomplished, beautifully crafted." Now, almost 30 years after her first book was published in 1983 comes Tihanyi's latest collection, Flying Under Water: Poems New and Selected, which brings together the best of her previous six volumes plus a group of new poems. The book is edited by Patricia Keeney and introduced by J.S. Porter, who writes: "Tihanyi gives you desire in all its permutations, love in all its dimensions, in all its colours from green to black; she gives you lust and longing, departures, arrivals, and new beginnings. She investigates the possibility and limitations, of truth. She re-choreographs worn moves in the ever-new dance of language.
About the author
Eva Tihanyi was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1956 and came to Canada when she was six. She teaches at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario, and has lived in the Niagara Peninsula since 1989, currently in St. Catharines. She is the author of seven books of poetry and a collection of short stories, Truth and Other Fictions (Inanna 2009). She was the literary editor of Niagara Current magazine from 2002 to 2004; freelance fiction reviewer for the National Post (2002 to 2009) and Toronto Star (2000 to 2006); and first novels columnist for Books in Canada (1995 to 1999) (responsible for selecting short list for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award). Flying Under Water: Poems New and Selected is her eighth book. See her website .