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In Cannon Cave

by (author) Carole Glasser Langille

Brick Books
Initial publish date
May 1997
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Like their namesake, the poems of In Cannon Cave are acoustic chambers, gourds in which experience resonates. Here is a voice singing to existence, longingly, caressingly, not to typify or capture it, but to give it dwell, the audible afterlife of language. These poems venture far beyond the comforts of romanticism to find a new compassion.

When night comes, something speaks
from that soft, fragrant wilderness.
It says, the heart is not a door. But it opens.
We feel in the dark for the hinge.
The body, our great ally,
knows what it's here for.

from "Five Doors"

"Carole Glasser Langille does an extraordinary job of connecting the world outside her to the world inside her." -- Robert Coles

"Here is a book of adult pleasures, ocean and sunlight: the fond ache of children: eros regained. And beneath it all a stillness that is palpable, articulate. In her second book, Carole Glasser Langille speaks the “language of praise in the dark.? We are all the richer for it." -- Dennis Lee

NOMINATED for the 1997 Governor General's Award for Poetry

About the author

Carole Langille is the author of three books of poetry and has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize. Six poems from her third book, Late in a Slow Time, were put to music by the composer Chan Ka Nin and performed at Sound Symposium and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and will be recorded on Duo Concertante's next CD. Her children's book, Where the Wind Sleeps, was awarded ÒOur Choice' by Canadian Children's Book Centre. Langille has given readings in New York, Athens and Prague; and workshops in Delhi and Kashmir. Her short story collection, When I Always Wanted Something, was published in 2008. Langille lives in Black Point, Nova Scotia.

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