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What the Soul Doesn't Want

by Lorna Crozier

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published: May 2017
ISBN:9781988298122
publisher: Freehand Books
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In her newest collection, Lorna Crozier describes the passage of time in the way that only she can. Her arresting, edgy poems about aging and grief are surprising and invigorating: a defiant balm. At the same time, she revels in the quirkiness and whimsy of the natural world: the vision of a fly, the naming of an eggplant, and a woman who — not unhappily — finds that cockroaches are drawn to her.

"God draws a life. And then begins to rub it out / with the eraser on his pencil." Lorna Crozier draws a world in What the Soul Doesn't Want, and then beckons us in. Crozier's signature wit and striking imagery are on display as she stretches her wings and reminds us that we haven't yet seen all that she can do.

 

About the Author
Lorna Crozier has authored numerous books of poetry and received many awards. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna has read her poetry on every continent except Antarctica, and in 2005 she recited a poem for Queen Elizabeth II as part of Saskatchewan's centennial celebration. For more information, visit www.lornacrozier.ca.
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Contributor Notes

Lorna Crozier is the award-winning author of seventeen books of poetry, most recently What the Soul Doesn't Want. She is also the author of The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things and the memoir Small Beneath the Sky. Born in Swift Current, she now lives on Vancouver Island.

Awards
  • Short-listed, City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Poetry
Editorial Reviews

"[N]ew poems by Lorna Crozier are always a reason for rejoicing." - Globe and Mail

"[A] late-career highlight... [Crozier] can speak for the inanimate with whimsy and empathy, knows when and how to conjure sensuality, and can sneak in an emotional payload." - Quill and Quire


"[N]ew poems by Lorna Crozier are always a reason for rejoicing." — Globe and Mail

"[A] late-career highlight” [Crozier] can speak for the inanimate with whimsy and empathy, knows when and how to conjure sensuality, and can sneak in an emotional payload." — Quill and Quire

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Fine New Collection

A welcome new collection by one of our most accomplished poets. Crozier’s carefully crafted work is distinguished by its humanity and wit. I particularly enjoyed “Cockroach,” a little masterpiece that has scurried across the pages into my heart.

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