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Skeletal Wand, A

by (author) Ruth Roach Pierson

Palimpsest Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Women Authors, Canadian
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
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In her finest collection of poetry to date, Ruth Roach Pierson marshals her considerable expository powers to explore personhood, paranormal phenomenon, and mortality. A Skeletal Wand reaches out with poems that are both honest and strange, touching on a diverse range of subjects that overlap and disrupt easy interpretation. When Pierson writes “For decades her identity / was derivative / like scent / from a perfume bottle,? it is with the belief that character is not set in stone, and that change is inherent to the human condition. Approaching the past and present from many different angles, A Skeletal Wand is a refreshing look at the constants that inform modern life.

About the author

After a distinguished career in academia, Ruth Roach Pierson took up the pen in pursuit of poetry. Her poems have appeared in ARC, Event, The Fiddlehead, The Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, Pagitica, Pottersfield Portfolio, Prism International, Queenâ??s Feminist Review, Quills, Room of Oneâ??s Own, and Vallum as well as a number of anthologies. She lives in Toronto with her partner and their two cats, Haiku and Orange Roughy.

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