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The Missing Field
Guernica Editions, Fall 2018
80 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771832779
ISBN10: 1771832770
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

Jennifer Zilm's second poetry collection, The Missing Field, concerns themes of translation, preservation and the engagement with the transitory documents of everyday life--whether a snapshot of a Vancouver bus, postcards from the Middle East, lecture notes on Euripides, a van Gogh museum catalogue or marginalia in a water-damaged collection of Rilke poems. The missing field is an imaginative space where all the documents lost to time can be re-imagined.
Hey you!--this postcard, like every other, is just fragment / of a larger journey. Stepping over the threshold / of the plane, I entered this hot room / of a country. Seen entire the desert seems soft / but the sand is sharp to touch, like turning / hard snow with bare hands when I was a small girl. -- From "Postcard: a desert sestina"

Books by Jennifer Zilm

The Missing Field