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Author Tolmie, Sarah, author.

Title Trio / Sarah Tolmie
Published Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015

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Description 1 online resource
Series The Hugh MacLennan poetry series
Hugh MacLennan poetry series.
Contents Front Matter -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- VI -- VII -- VIII -- Acknowledgements
Summary Walk away before you are threadbare / Preserve your strength, preserve your curly hair / For others' use. Least I can do. / Let your fabric relax, snap back to mold / Another body and reveal its gold. A collection of 120 sonnets in eight parts, Trio reveals, frame by frame, a married fortysomething female narrator in love with two younger men - an intellectual and a dancer - and torn between the claims of body and mind. In the tradition of Renaissance sonnet sequences from Petrarch onward, the narrator's love objects are constantly before her eyes, and thus before ours, creating compassion, comedy, and desire. They are real and imaginary, opposite and complementary, present and unavailable, autonomous and dependent. Tolmie's characters circle and shadow one another in every dance, spinning until fantasy becomes flesh and entanglement. In immortalizing the beloved, she draws on the power of both poetic and human reproduction. Like the contact improvisation modern dance form that influences the collection, these poems are both expressive and analytical. Through a singular feminist revision of a traditional poetic form, they tell the story - sometimes raunchy, sometimes crushingly sad - of a strong protagonist and the predicament she's in
Notes "A collection of 120 sonnets in eight parts, Trio reveals, frame by frame, a married fortysomething female narrator in love with two younger men ... and torn between the claims of body and mind"--Page 4 of cover
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Poetry
Love poetry, Canadian.
Sonnets, Canadian.
POETRY -- Canadian.
Love poetry, Canadian
Man-woman relationships
Sonnets, Canadian
Genre/Form Electronic books
sonnets.
Love poetry
Poetry
Sonnets
Love poetry.
Sonnets.
Poésie d'amour.
Sonnets.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773597020
0773597026
9780773597037
0773597034