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The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out

Special Edition

by (author) Karen Solie

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Category
Canadian
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770898202
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770898196
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770898219
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $16.95

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This specially designed and bound hardcover First Edition of Karen Solie's collection The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out is limited to 50 copies.

In her fourth collection, and the first since the Griffin Poetry Prize–winning Pigeon, Karen Solie advances her extraordinary poetics of impetus and second thoughts. Ferrying the intimate self through the public realm, these poems meditate on the tensile strength of our most elemental bonds and beliefs.

Consistently attuned to the demotic and the enigmatic, she returns our language to us as if new again, in a style somehow both nomadic and steady, both unpredictable and meticulously crafted.

Intelligent, witty, tough-minded, and perceptive, The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out offers Solie's most exciting and captivating work to date, in poems of natural contemplation and uncertainty ranging under the aegis of lyric grace.

About the author

Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw and grew up on the family farm in southwest Saskatchewan. Over the years, she has worked as a farm hand, an espresso jerk, a groundskeeper, a newspaper reporter/photographer, an academic research assistant, and, presently, an English teacher. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in numerous North American journals, including The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Event, Indiana Review, ARC, Other Voices, and The Capilano Review. She has also had her poetry published in the anthologies Breathing Fire (Harbour, 1995), Hammer and Tongs (Smoking Lung, 1999) and Introductions: Poets Present Poets (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001) where her work is presented by Don McKay. One of her short stories is featured in The Journey Prize Anthology 12. She currently lives in Victoria, BC.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Trillium Book Award

Editorial Reviews

…remarkable…[t]here are glimmers of hope in these poems…

Quill & Quire

…she might be the most technically sound sentence engineer in the country, prose authors included.

The National Post

Unease is arguably the dominant mood of our cultural moment — and Karen Solie taps into it brilliantly in her fourth collection, The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out, a follow-up to her Griffin Poetry Prize-winning Pigeon.

Toronto Star

Solie at her best

The Globe and Mail

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