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Salt and Ashes

by (author) Adrienne Drobnies

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Apr 2019
Women Authors, Canadian
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    Apr 2019
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These are poems of dislocation and migration, poems of rage and healing, poems of transformation. Drobnies? scientific background, keen intellect and seasoned perspective create a poetic vision informed by the language and concepts of science, and through this lens turns a keen observational eye on the natural world

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Adrienne Drobnies has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley; she has worked at Simon Fraser University and the Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver. Her origins are in Texas and California and she has spent most of her life in Toronto and Vancouver. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University Writer's Studio, her poetry has appeared in Canadian literary magazines, including The Antigonish Review, Event, Riddle Fence, The Toronto Quarterly, and The Maynard, as well as The Cider Press Review and Sow's Ear's Review in the US, and Popshot Magazine in the UK. She is an editor of a collection of poetry in French, Poèmes sur Mesure, by Alain Fournier. Her poetry has received honourable mention in the Compton Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2015 Vallum Award for poetry. Her long poem "Randonnées" won the Gwendolyn MacEwen Award for Best Suite of Poems by an Emerging Poet and was a finalist for the CBC literary award for poetry.