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Out to Dry in Cape Breton

by Anita Lahey

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published: April 2006
ISBN:9781550652093
publisher: Vehicule Press
imprint: Véhicule Press
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Like the laundry that greets readers at the start of Anita Lahey's astonishing debut--hanging on clothelines and bodied out in breezes--the poems in Out to Dry in Cape Breton exist in a state of thrumming levitation. Lahey's scampish play with idioms, her accelerated sense of traditional forms, and her omnivorous eye for fresh imagery lead to a poetry constantly streaming with surprises. These are musical, hyperstimulated, shape-shifting poems that draw on their subjects--a high diver, World War I female munitions workers, a mangled shopping cart--to conduct inspired, often irreverent, investigations into the marginal details of our world. The collection concludes with a long poem where Lahey's gifts combine to create a large-spirited, unsentimental vision of a Maritime world free of fiddlers and romantic fishing tales: one instead brimming with honesty, humour, paradox, and grit.

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