loving without being vulnrabulFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889223721 | paperback / softback

$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223721 | Rights: WORLD

Poems that tell stories on many different levels: through sound, visual images, political insights, non-narrative fusion and linguistic music.

accepting th radiant dances uv being

4 kleerances uv ko dependenseez n help

th selvs being plural storeez sound

vizual politikul non narrativ fuseyn

linguisteek mewsik letting go uv th

rashyunalizasyuns irrashyunalizaysyuns

blaming games they made me putting th

focus on wuns selvs irridescent tinkshurs

simultaneous shiftings th langwages 4

aims chill n th needs 4 health edukay

syun sochul programs n civil human rites

guaranteez 2 lift us n loving th reelee

nameless being within each diffrent n

same prson th lines defining n dissolving

th jade n gold fevr on th edg reseed

in th disapeering air mixes n arous

th senses th prfume hints n th tall

buildings tottr seegulls encirculing

th see fadid turquois wood frame hous

sew stung by salt spray th soul rocks

loving th nameless isnesses within

each prson being

By bill bissett

Sophie Bienvenu is a Québécois writer. After studying visual communication in Paris, she settled in Quebec in 2001 and quickly established herself as a successful blogger. Et au pire, on se mariera (La Mèche) her first novel, was followed by Chercher Sam (translation forthcoming from Talonbooks, 2019), and Autour d’elle, translated as Around Her by Rhonda Mullins (Talonbooks, 2018). Ceci n’est pas de l’amour (This Is Not Love) was her first poetry collection, published in 2016 by Poètes de brousse. Bienvenu’s writing takes its readers on an emotional journey, an intense exploration of profoundly human characters, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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