Natural Disasters is the first poetry collection from Andrea MacPherson. It explores memory and history, asking if it is possible to inherit the past and the generational complexities that come along with it. Stories of lost sisters and marriages based on card games combine with the immediate and personal responses to wild fires and collapsed schoolhouses. The collection is also concerned with place, from the dry land of the interior of British Columbia to the rugged beauty of the west coast shoreline. These settings affect not only language and mood, but tangible links to the past, the “dusky valleys” and “planks stained with fish blood”. Here, the tragic mingles with the everyday, allowing shadowy figures and hazy memory to once again become real.
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About the Author
Andrea MacPherson currently acts as Reviews Editor for Event Magazine and teaches Creative Writing and English with University College of the Fraser Valley and Douglas College. Her other books include When She Was Electric (Raincoast), Beyond the Blue (Random House), and Away: Poems (Signature Editions). When She Was Electric was listed No. 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People’s Choice. She has travelled to Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Greece and Italy, and these journeys often serve as inspiration.