The Border Surrounds Us

The Border Surrounds Us

by Karen Connelly



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The Border Surrounds Us by Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly’s fourth collection of poetry is remarkable in its energy, courage, and resounding depth. Connelly is a poet rare in her ability to address the political from within the realm of personal experience. Moving among the haunted refugees and political dissidents on the Thai-Burmese border, retelling the stories of Greek peasants, negotiating the borders between home and exile, Connelly brings to all her poetry a passion for being fully alive, engaged with the world as both participant and witness. By turns richly metaphorical, sensual, and chilling, The Border Surrounds Us is Karen Connelly’s most accomplished and vibrant book to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780771022456
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Karen Connelly has published four books of poems, The Small Words in My Body (1990), which received the 1990 Pat Lowther Award, This Brighter Prison: A Book of Journeys (1993), The Disorder of Love (1997); and, most recently, The Border Surrounds Us (2000); and two works of non-fiction, One Room in a Castle: Letters from Spain, France, & Greece (1995), and the national bestseller Touch the Dragon: A Thai Journal (1992), which won the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, making her the youngest person to have won the prize in any of the English-language categories. Born in Calgary, Alberta, she now lives on Vancouver Island and in Greece.

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