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Author Davis Halifax, Nancy Viva, 1956- author.

Title Hook / Nancy Viva Davis Halifax
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series The Hugh MacLennan poetry series
Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Index; Chain I; Chain II; Chain III; Intake; Not as important as; What is said; Uses of the dead; Nottingham, c. 1832; Industry; The sound of rain -- Booth, c. 1879; The army marches into Canada, c. 1882; Toronto, c. 1931; Lotte; Toronto, c. 2013; Medication time -- 8 a.m. -- Margrit; Double Love-Knot; Narissa; Betty; Valerie; Margrit; Medication time -- 6 p.m. -- Maude; The chaplain; Marge; Medication time -- 8 p.m. -- Gwin and Celeste; A Life Composed, Age Thirteen; Butterfly stitch; House; Each body remembers the necessary distance between beds; Hook; Gwin; Rita
Marnie & SahsOld hotel; Krysta; The house -- imagined; Homes; Roommate; Headlines; Have you seen this child?; Awake, the embers around us dying; A life composed, age eleven; A life composed, age twelve; What to do if your country stops breathing; Approaching sorrow; She waited; This cup is that colour; Curbside; Blueprint; The appearance of improbable contingencies; Pineapple pattern; Lullaby -- Gardiner Expressway; Housing studies; Classical conditioning; Kandi; The direction of memory; Fare; Three strikes; Emergency; Nos voisines; Persistence at the threshold -- LizaKim
Prayer to prayer to prayer (grace)On Monday night, Jenny; Pigeons: Southwest corner, 5 a.m.; As I read what is of lessand less interest; The commons (a chorus); Acknowledgments
Summary See her? / Steadfast and firm her / branches graze the mantle of quiet clouds / as she elaborates her claim Haunted by indifference toward systemic violences and the disregard endured by those people labelled as "problems," nancy viva davis halifax's poems articulate the constraints of discredited lives. Conveying her experiences witnessing homelessness, poverty, disability, and chronic illness on the streets and within women's emergency shelters, davis halifax orients readers to recognize ongoing suffering in our society. One poem, a purl of four words, reminds the reader that language entangles and unbinds lives, and that life is an unfastening, a knitting by which some are lost and others made separable. These are unregulated poems, poems that refuse indifference and reassert mutuality. They are not an argument, they are not assured, not facts, not a problem, not a resource, but an opening
Notes Poems
Subject Canadian poetry.
POETRY -- Canadian.
Canadian poetry
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773597464