Winner, E.J. Pratt Poetry Award
Shortlisted, BMO Winterset Award
Carmelita McGrath's Escape Velocity — the long awaited follow-up to her Atlantic Poetry Prize-winning collection To the New World — culls overlooked fragments from our domestic lives and ferries them on unpredictable journeys. A conversation with a telemarketer becomes a monologue on overcoming loss, stray animals provoke cautionary tales shared between generations of women, and junk mail fosters a meditation on necessity, debt, and the inevitability of one's passing. From the elegiac, to the playful, to the meditative, McGrath effortlessly shifts from a natural refinement to a near breathless elegance. Well worth the wait, Escape Velocity marks the return of McGrath's receptive intelligence, gathering strength and taking flight.
|Publisher:||Goose Lane Editions|
|Series:||Icehouse Poetry Series|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
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