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Penelope

by Sue Goyette

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Penelope waits for Odysseus’s return, so the story goes, but literary tradition tells us little about this act of waiting, an act every bit as epic as her husband’s exploits. In this suite of poems, Sue Goyette steps into the disorienting world of Penelope’s domestic upheaval, a world populated by a swarm of opportunistic suitors, a tempestuous teenage son, a goddess and sundry sentient objects and talking creatures. Written with a wit and a penchant for magic realism reminiscent of both Ocean and The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl, Goyette’s Penelope chronicles the human qualities of waiting?grief, doubt, depression and anger, but also determination, strength and grace?as Penelope breaks her long silence and exclaims her own story.

 

About the Author

Sue Goyette lives in Halifax and has published five books of poetry and a novel. Her latest collection is The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl. She’s been nominated for several awards, including the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize, and has won the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Bliss Carman, Pat Lowther, and J. M. Abraham Poetry Awards, as well as the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award for her collection, Ocean. Sue currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University.

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“A melodic, meditative, clever collection of poems.” “Jonathan Ball, The Winnipeg Free Press

“This is a tightly circumscribed collection of poems whose range of experience is, perforce, the insides of one, single and singular woman.... it would appear that the very same muse rousing Homer, seems likewise to have visited this remarkable poet.”?David B. Hickey, The Antigonish Review

 

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