dear Hermes...

dear Hermes...

by Michelle Smith
     
 

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By turns joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Michelle Smith's debut collection of poems showcases a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story. Smith's limpid and humane handling of an array of themes, emotions, and styles—her Norwegian ancestry, her Canadian Prairie heritage, the significance of family, the fragility of memory, world…  See more details below

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By turns joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Michelle Smith's debut collection of poems showcases a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story. Smith's limpid and humane handling of an array of themes, emotions, and styles—her Norwegian ancestry, her Canadian Prairie heritage, the significance of family, the fragility of memory, world travel, ekphrasis, myth, and more—exemplifies the lyric self on a poetic grand tour, or pilgrimage, to meet the world. Framed by imaginative travelogues addressed to Greek gods, dear Hermes... offers readers an escape and an entrance—out of time and into the poet's luminous experience. Readers who appreciate clear lyric and fleet voicing will relish Smith's poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888647764
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Publication date:
03/04/2012
Series:
Robert Kroetsch Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
88
File size:
1 MB

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Michelle Smith is a poet and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

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