God on His Haunches

God on His Haunches

Diane Tucker
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Diane Tucker writes from experience and "the sustaining power of memory" in this first collection of poems. She writes of falling in love with the wrong person: "For you I ride without a seat belt, willing to be thrown clear at first impact"; her daughter at four months, whose fingertips "are globes of amber salmon roe/ cool smooth/ and salty"; and growing up as an adopted child: "mystery breathes on my bare shoulders/ whispers between my spread-eagled arms:/ you could be anyone in the whole wide world."

Tucker treats her subjects with respect, compassion and a subtle playfulness. Her love of language, humour and poetic consciousness transforms images from everyday life into lyrical, intimate and original works of art, offering the reader fresh insights - with just a touch of magic.
Prize(s): Short-listed Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (1997) 


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889711631
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 56 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/1996
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General,POE000000-POETRY / General 
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Diane Tucker writes from experience and "the sustaining power of memory" in this first collection of poems. She writes of falling in love with the wrong person: "For you I ride without a seat belt, willing to be thrown clear at first impact"; her daughter at four months, whose fingertips "are globes of amber salmon roe/ cool smooth/ and salty"; and growing up as an adopted child: "mystery breathes on my bare shoulders/ whispers between my spread-eagled arms:/ you could be anyone in the whole wide world."

Tucker treats her subjects with respect, compassion and a subtle playfulness. Her love of language, humour and poetic consciousness transforms images from everyday life into lyrical, intimate and original works of art, offering the reader fresh insights - with just a touch of magic.
Prize(s): Short-listed Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (1997) 

Details


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889711631
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 56 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/1996
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General,POE000000-POETRY / General 
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