Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

by Carmelita McGrath

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Escape Velocity by Carmelita McGrath

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780864929068
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Series: Icehouse Poetry Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Carmelita McGrath (1960) was born in Branch, St. Mary's Bay, NL, and now makes her home in St. John's. In 1998 she received the Atlantic Poetry Prize for To the New World. Her collection of short stories, Stranger Things Have Happened, won the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Bennington Gate Award.

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