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The Quiet

by (author) Anne-Marie Turza

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
Category
Canadian
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770898080
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770894433
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770894440
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

Anne-Marie Turza's formidable debut collection presents a landscape where anything might appear, out of myth, history, or science: microscopic creatures, the pitcher Satchel Paige, toothed whales, a man on the back of a snow bear.

These poems test the lyric affinity between silence, imagination, and the material world. Put another way, in The Quiet, spatial and temporal distances can be measured in degrees of silence. Turza writes, "Here one can live at any dark system's edge." The Quiet is sinister and aerial.

About the author

Anne-Marie Turza's first book of poems, The Quiet, published in 2014, was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award and was named the year's most remarkable Canadian debut by the Globe and Mail. She was also a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award for poetry. Her poems have appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, the Malahat Review, Prism, the Globe and Mail, and elsewhere. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

...The Quiet is an evocative, beautifully executed collection that abides like a roaming spirit.

Quill & Quire

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