Poetry. This stunning collection will break your heart and put it back together again, as Pamela Porter unravels a long-held family secret in a moving personal search for redemption, face to face with the question of her own identity. As she says, "It was this way when Rome was burning, / and was not so different / when dark fires flared / outside the walls of Eden." These poems brim with deep longing, remorse, the beauty of the natural world, an abiding thirst for the truth, and finally, acceptance and peace, as when there is "a choir of foxes, out from their hollow / in the early dark, / yipping, yipping and singing, / praising the bright, the unkempt world." LATE MOON is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and to the transformative power of language—with Porter writing to rise "above the grief-stricken world / and sing all night."
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About the Author
Pamela Porter is the author of the multiple award-winning novel The Crazy Man and four volumes of poetry: Stones Call Out, The Intelligence of Animals, LATE MOON and CATHEDRAL. In 1988, she traveled to Nicaragua and Guatemala to document the experiences of ordinary people caught in the Contra war and the government sponsored terror against Guatemalan teachers and aid workers. Later with two children, she and her husband worked in Angola and Ghana. Pamela Porter is now a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria and lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, children, and a menagerie of rescued animals.