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To The New World

by (author) Carmelita McGrath

Creative Book Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 1997
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
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In this new collection of poetry, Carmelita McGrath writes from a place where past, present and future meet near the end of a century. Women cross oceans to embrace dreams and give birth in harsh conditions. A doctor borrows a "dead grandmother's hands" to ease a difficult birth. A child wanders through a winter park, and receives intimations of death within death. A man brings a woman a fish to make her fall in love with him. Angels are imagined as gift-givers to sooth an old disappointment. And desire persists, a life-force, from childhood through age, from generation to generation.

About the author

Wendy McGrath’s poetry has been published in CV2, Prism international, NeWest Review, Tessera, Room of One’s Own, Orbis, and Grain. Her verse has been broadcast on CBC Radio and her work has appeared in several anthologies. Previously she published Go Van Gogh, a chapbook of her poetry. In 1998 she received the James Patrick Folinsbee Prize from the University of Alberta’s Department of English. She lives in Edmonton, AB. Common Place Ecstasies (Beach Holme, 2000) is her first book of collected poetry.

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