Sleeping in Tall GrassBook - 2016
"My emptiness will not befrenetic with the frictionof my father's silencesbut still as the unmarked gravesof his many forgotten selves"--From "Salt"A cycle of poems, Sleeping in Tall Grass takes an unsparing look at a painful, sometimes abusive, yet strangely redemptive family story enfolded within the body of the Canadian prairie itself--at once physical, historical, and metaphysical. These intensely personal poems reflect the complex relationships between sound and space, language and silence. Treating time as more layered than sequential, they reflect a process of organic composition distilled from Therrien's iterative observations and utterances. This is writing that reaches "into the very grain of existence"--a sonorous re-presentation of the human presence on the dispassionate but eternally giving plains.
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada :, The University of Alberta Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: ANF 819.16 THE
Characteristics: 87 pages ; 23 cm