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I see my love more clearly from a distance

by Nora Gould

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list price: $11.99
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category: Poetry
published: Feb 2015
ISBN:9781771314008
publisher: Brick Books
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In Nora Gould’s one-of-a-kind debut, the Prairie itself is a central character: muse, mythic persona, the place of deepest solace and of deepest questioning. The poems focus with great firmness and technical command on the facts of daily life on the farm: impregnating cows, the neighbour kid picking off a coyote, cutting hay, getting water to the herd in a drought, dehorning. But Prairie anecdotalism this ain’t. What is breathtaking about this book is the relation between its exactness of observation and the grief, horror, and beauty that it documents. What the voice achieves, in its very gestures, is a kind of transcendence: not with the purpose of avoiding pain, but in order to make all of it—all of it—seeable and feelable by a human being.

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Nora Gould writes from east central Alberta where she ranches with her family and volunteers in wildlife rehabilitation with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a degree in veterinary medicine.

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Carve out the time you truly need to sit with these poems. You’ll find something you need here, perhaps something you didn’t yet realize. I see my love more clearly from a distance has reawakened my desire to read poetry.

— The Goose

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