Between Dusk and Night

Between Dusk and Night

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Poems with an urgent desire to discover a way to be in right relation to other creatures and to the earth itself.

There are many journeys encompassed in the pages of this mature and well-crafted first collection; literal travels to different parts of the world, to Europe and Africa, are the outward manifestation of the inward quest, the asking of the old but still essential questions: What is real? What is true? What is honourable? What is right? Yet these questions are new in that the poet is deeply concerned with the need to find a new paradigm, a new way to relate to the earth at this time of ever-heightening environmental crisis. And this seeking for how to be in and of the earth is paralleled by a personal search for intimacy with her fellow humans.

Throughout the collection, McGiffin never forgets that we are also animals, that we are as vulnerable at twilight, in "the wolfish light," as any other creature struggling to complete its brief sojourn on earth.



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Poetry. There are many journeys encompassed in the pages of this mature and well-crafted first collection; literal travels to different parts of the world, to Europe and Africa, are the outward manifestation of the inward quest, the asking of the old but still essential questions: What is real? What is true? What is honorable? What is right? Yet these questions are new in that the poet is deeply concerned with the need to find a new paradigm, a new way to relate to the earth at this time of ever-heightening environmental crisis. And this seeking for how to be in and of the earth is paralleled by a personal search for intimacy with her fellow humans—with friends and lovers, with a grandfather, with the people she encounters as she ventures into uneasy relationships with people from other cultures.

Throughout the collection, McGiffin never forgets that we are also animals, that we are as vulnerable at twilight, in "the wolfish light," as any other creature struggling to complete its brief sojourn on earth.

"I am undone by Emily McGiffin. Her images and insights create an immaculate architecture for the heart. Sometimes I think I'll never read a good poem again and then she comes along with a book full of them. Astonishing."—Patrick Lane

Publisher: London, Ont. : Brick Books, c2012
Description: 87 p. : port. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781926829739
1926829735
Branch Call Number: 811 McG

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