In her second collection, Erin Noteboom draws on the Bible to create vivid and thought-provoking poetry. Fearlessly, Noteboom considers the psalms, proverbs, the traditional stories of the Bible, and other ideas of religion. Always, she writes from the unexpected point-of-view. She writes of Leah's experience, and Cain's “rather than Jacob's and Abel's. The psalms contain praise of dishwater, and Noteboom doesn?t hesitate to comment on more extreme forms of religious conviction. A fascinating and intriguing book.
Born in Iowa, Erin Noteboom resides in Kitchener, Ontario, where she works as an editor for The New Quarterly, leads workshops, and writes. Her poetry has appeared in The Malahat Review, PRISM international, and Prairie Fire. She won the CBC Literary Award in 2001, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award in 2004 and was awarded the Acorn/Plantor Award for People's Poetry for her debut collection, Ghost Maps: Poems for Carl Hruska.