The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems

The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems

by Diana Brebner, Stephanie Bolster
     
 

Cancer claimed Diana Brebner's life before she could complete her last collection. The finished poems are gathered here for the first time, together with selections from her award-winning Radiant Life Forms, The Golden Lotus, and Flora & Fauna. Elemental, elegant, and passionate, Brebner's last poems claim as their symbol the Ishtar Gate: a threshold between the past…  See more details below

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Cancer claimed Diana Brebner's life before she could complete her last collection. The finished poems are gathered here for the first time, together with selections from her award-winning Radiant Life Forms, The Golden Lotus, and Flora & Fauna. Elemental, elegant, and passionate, Brebner's last poems claim as their symbol the Ishtar Gate: a threshold between the past and the future, the old world and the new. Through this Babylonian gate we see a canoe on a northern lake, a scene from Vermeer, a line by Sylvia Plath, a Polaroid of a heart, a jar of orange marmalade, a frozen Aphrodite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773528352
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
11/26/2004
Series:
Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.47(d)

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