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Poetry Canadian


by (author) Rachel Thompson

Anvil Press Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2011
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'Galaxy' is about a wounded family, a prairie place, love that is queer and conventional, longing and loss, and a light shone into dark corners. ' Galaxy' is "emotional biography", as Margaret Laurence called it, where the facts are fabricated, but the feelings are authentic.

"A truly wonderful collection of poems. Wonderful and clear imagery as well as a "real" and "true" sense of place, love, longing, family, and the constant struggle and re-negotiation of self and experience. 'Galaxy' possesses a simple but sensual approach to language and tone." - Gregory Scofield, author of 'kipocihkan: Poems New & Selected'

About the author

Rachel Thompson grew up in Dauphin, Manitoba, located at the foot of Riding Mountain National Park, AKA the Galloping Goose of Margaret Laurence's books. She went to the University of Winnipeg, majoring in English and International Development Studies. After moving to Vancouver in the early 2000s, she took part in the award-winning Writer's Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. She completed Galaxy at the Banff Centre for the Arts Wired Writers program. Her poetry has appeared in journals in Canada and abroad.

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