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On Every Stone

by (author) Rachel Vigier

edited by Molly Peacock

Pedlar Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2002
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Rachel Vigier's debut collection is a book of poems about disappearance. The poems are based on the grief enacted through the unsolved disappearance of the poet's sister and Vigier's witnessing of the sudden disappearance of thousands of ordinary people during the terrorist attacks on New York City. This remarkable first work is written from the wrenching uncertainty of shadowy loss and explores both what is missing and what remains.

About the authors

Rachel Vigier is the author of Gestures of Genius: Women, Dance, andthe Body, and two books of poetry, The Book of Skeletons (PedlarPress, 2006) and On Every Stone (Pedlar Press, 2002). She is analumna of the Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab, where she studied with Hanya Holm,Alwin Nikolais, and Murray Louis. Rachel Vigier's poetry has beenfeatured on CBC and online at nthposition and Verse Daily.Her work has also appeared in the Literary Review of Canada, TheMalahat Review, Barrow Street, The Cortland Review, andin an anthology of writings September 11, 2001: American WritersRespond (Etruscan Press, 2002). She was raised in Manitoba and nowlives with her family in New York City.

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Molly Peacock is the author of six volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush (McClelland & Stewart, 2009) and Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems (W.W. Norton); a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece; and a one-woman show in poems, “The Shimmering Verge” produced by Louise Fagan Productions (London, Ontario). She has been series editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English since 2007, as well as a contributing editor of the Literary Review of Canada and a faculty mentor at the Spalding MFA Program. Her poetry, published in leading literary journals in North America and the UK, is widely anthologized. Her latest work of nonfiction is The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 (McClelland & Stewart, 2010).

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