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Infrangible
Guernica Editions, Fall 2018
76 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771832786
ISBN10: 1771832789
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

Carol Barbour's new book of poetry is a heady concoction of sumptuous beauty and dangerous relations. Characterized by a strong, rhythmic cadence, the language is evocative of the beating heart which nudges at the edge of being. Trauma is carefully negotiated, wrestling in a precarious balance between memory and what remains inconceivable. Barbour invites the reader to reflect on human frailty, and the inherent desire to mend relations with others, and with oneself. The poems are intricate ciphers, heroic missals, created to forestall the propensity of life to come undone. An intimate and heroic collection, Infrangible reveals the artist as a child, a woman, and a lover, in search of meaning, union, and recognition.
Divided from, tucked into. / A part of the whole, / yet severed from the body // that gave her life. / The headless woman floats / in a Cartesian equation. -- From "Headless Woman"

Books by Carol Barbour

Infrangible