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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing
ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-233-1
ISBN 10: 0-88971-233-6
Price: $16.95 CAD; $16.95 USD
5.75 x 7.5 - 103 pp
The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder
“This is a highly accomplished and tightly focused collection.”
–Maurice Mireau, Winnipeg Free Press
Book Description2008 Winner of the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry
The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder is an unusual collection of poems that combines craft, innovation, humour and down-to-earth insight in a focused and riveting read that will charm poetry buffs of every stripe.
The poems in The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder subversively and imaginatively inhabit the voices of characters from Wilder’s famous Little House books—human and non-human, animate and inanimate—but launch them in new directions. Rather than acting as extensions of Wilder’s stories, the voices, characters and details in the poems become vehicles for modern-day questions and observations.
With titles like “Ma’s Green Delaine Dress,” “Mary’s Fingers,” “Pa’s Rifle” and “Pa’s Penis,” the poems in The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder are anything but conventional. Peculiar, gripping and exquisitely crafted, The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder is an unforgettable new collection.