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Guernica Editions, Spring 2020
85 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771835077
ISBN10: 1771835079
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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The poems in Swoon speak to the steady wending of a life's thematic drama: the falling / rising permutations across biographical phases. Indications are filtered through relationship, encounter, art, the natural world, and dream. Associations coalesce in a rhythmic clocking of feeling / thought. Randomness and accident may have a part to play, destiny and mystery, too; suggestion of a plot. There's storyline unfolding that resists a denouement.
You with your net and rubber gloves--transferring the African cichlids from the old tank to the holding bin-- thought the big one must have jumped, but where did the smooth blue body fall? Call it sense for survival, if you like, I call it cunning: I like the femininity of that word, its verbal noun-ness.

Books by Elana Wolff

A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love Birdheart Everything Reminds You of Something Else Mask Slow Dancing: Creativity and Illness: Duologue and Rengas Startled Night Swoon You Speak to Me in Trees