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Martha in the Mirror

by Renee Norman

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In this third collection of poetry, Renee Norman inhabits Martha Quest like a spirit, and rewrites her through poems that bring her into being. Martha is Doris Lessing's autobiographical protagonist from her Martha Quest series of novels, and Norman "borrows" Martha and encounters her in the mirror of writing. There she reflects upon, interprets, and reimagines Martha, at times addressing Lessing, too. But within--and in between--the lines and stanzas, she also encounters herself, as she is filtered through Martha's reflection, the Martha who is in us all. Theses poems are about love and loss, birth and motherhood, longing and abandonment, and the compassion and understanding women can bring to one another.

About the Author
Renee Norman is an award-winning poet, writer, and retired educator. Her poetry book, True Confessions, was awarded the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for poetry in 2006. She is also the author of two other volumes of poetry, Backhand Through the Mother, and Martha in the Mirror (Inanna). She received the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award for House of Mirrors, published in 2001. Previously she worked as a classroom teacher, university professor, and school board consultant. She lives in Coquitlam, BC.
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