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The Essential Margaret Avison The Essential Margaret Avison showcases the development of one of Canada s most brilliant and original poets, twice winner of the Governor General s Award for Poetry Margaret Avison s vibrant life work is distilled here into a selection that is illuminating, generous and richly varied



10 thoughts on “The Essential Margaret Avison

  1. mwpm mwpm says:

    Nobody stuffs the world in at your eyes.The optic heart must venture a jail breakAnd re creation Sedges and wild riceChase rivery pewter The astonished cinder quakeWith rhizomes All ways through the electric airTrundle candy bright discs they are desolateToys if the soul s gates seal, and cannot bear,Must shudder under, creation s unseen frei


  2. Grete Grete says:

    For some reason I couldn t enter into this collection as I have other volumes of Avison s work perhaps because I hadn t encountered her earlier poems before, perhaps because the editor deliberately chose some lesser pieces and they fell flat all together I found the back cover blurb and foreword heavy handed in discussing Avison s conversion, so t


  3. Meredith MacInnis Meredith MacInnis says:

    I couldn t really get into a lot of these poems.


  4. Steven Buechler Steven Buechler says:

    The Essential Margaret Avison was an enlightening introduction into the works of a brilliant poet A must read for any poetry fan.http wp.me p46Ewj I5 The Essential Margaret Avison was an enlightening introduction into the works of a brilliant poet A must read for any poetry fan.http wp.me p46Ewj I5


  5. Bobby Bobby says:

    I am not rating this collection because most of it was over my head Avison s poetry is a bit too sophisticated for this poetry novice and this reader does not think himself capable of an objective rating I did make myself finish the collection in hopes that it would makesense as I went along and that did, to a degree, seem to happen Perhaps future readings will


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