A daring and innovative collection of new poems by the controversial author of Paul’s Case and VillainElle.
Missing Children is a daring and innovative collection of new poems by the controversial author of Paul’s Case and VillainElle. Here, Lynn Crosbie creates a bold fusion of genres by taking traditional elements of the novel – dialogue, plot, and description – and weaving them through a series of narratively linked poems. Centering on a man and a woman obsessively drawn to each other, Missing Children unfolds around a forbidden relationship and a series of letters, written by the protagonist, to the parents of missing children. Infused with psychological insight, rich in cultural iconography, and written in spare, clear language, Missing Children takes us to the moral fringes of society and challenges us to judge what we find. Crosbie breaks new stylistic and dramatic ground in this compelling, original collection.
Lynn Crosbie is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Missing Children and Liar. She is also the author of two novels and the editor of two acclaimed anthologies of feminist writing. She lives in Toronto, where she teaches at the University of Toronto and is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life Fashion.
“Crosbie’s poetry cannot be praised too highly for its stringently surreal beauty and consummate kiss-my-ass class.”
“Lynn Crosbie is a poet for our times.…[She] uses language as if she invented it.”