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The Edges of Light
Guernica Editions, Spring 1995
108 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780920717950
ISBN10: 0920717950
English
Translated from the French
$5.95 Canada, $5.95 US

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At the centre of these texts is the person loved: never described, never allowed to speak, this eternal body, this love that emerges from the shadows around us, central to the voice of the poems, loved with constancy and unswerving fidelity, pledge of the poem's lifeblood, impression of their voice, their image, their pressing against the limits of banality, daily depression, personal despair. The words echo in the reader's head. Despite the highly chiselled use of language, the almost clinically cold choice of words, the adherence to the vocabulary of daily discourse, the poems offer strangely calming comfort, a soothing hope for those who question and move through the world with sensitivity and a certain tentativeness.

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