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WINNER OF THE 2021 POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST:

DISASSEMBLING A DANCER
by Kyeren Regehr

Disassembling a Dancer by Kyeren Regehr
cover art: sculpture by Monica Piloni — author photo credit: Regina Akhankina

You will read these poems with held breath, as though watching an artfully choreographed tragedy unfold. Kyeren Regehr’s hypnotic, harrowing leap-and-spin through the dark story of dance mercilessly recounts and performs its brutal costs, severing ballet from any remnant myths of delicacy. Her lines, honed like a dancer’s physique, hold and heal the damaged body and psyche, reclaiming the powerful, muscular beauty of controlled movement.
Anita Lahey, author of Spinning Side Kick and Out to Dry in Cape Breton

The art of ballet is as unnatural as it is sublime. As though told from a disembodied eye, Regehr’s remarkable poems guide us, without apology, into the visceral. They make us ache, sweat, suffer silently, go hungry, and transcend the self altogether. A unique and rare visit by a unique and rare poet to an elite world.
Dede Crane, former professional ballet dancer and author of the novel One Madder Woman

Intense and sensual, Disassembling A Dancer catalogues the life of a ballerina with music, grace, colour, drama and more than a little humour. Regehr’s language is mesmerizing.
Kayla Czaga, author of Dunk Tank and For Your Safety Please Hold On

www.kyerenregehr.ca

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ISBN: 978-0-9734408-8-1 $22.95

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Arc of Light by Lorraine GaneARC OF LIGHT
Poems by Lorraine Gane

In this loving and light-filled elegy to her mother, Salt Spring Island poet Lorraine Gane evokes a painful stage that mid-life children of ailing parents will recognize.  It is a complex grief, letting go of parents as protectors, moving into acceptance of inevitable loss, and of their own place, parentless, now on the front lines of mortality…  The beauty of the natural world is ever present in these poems; doubtless Salt Spring’s stunning landscapes assist Gane’s braiding of light and dark, life and death…  The final poem finds her tranquil and accepting, comforted by the image of a luminous white arc floating over her mother’s body, “all softness and light”.

Wendy Donawa, author of Thin Air Of The Knowable, The Gorge: A Cartography of Sorrows, Those Astonishments Of Sorrow, Of Joy, and Sliding Towards Equinox

lorrainegane.com

Lorraine Gane
Lorraine Gane
author photo credit: Diana Hayes

 

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ISBN: 978-0-9734408-4-3 | 47 pgs | $20

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A Curious Happiness in Small Things - Poems by David HaggartA Curious Happiness in Small Things
Poems by David Haggart

Like all great poetry books, you can’t read just one of these poems. You will be drawn in by the compassion and wisdom and after each poem you will want to pause and reflect.

Robert Hilles, author of Shimmer and
Don’t Hang Your Soul On That

 

 

 

A Curious Happiness in Small Things - Poems by David Haggart
David Haggart
author photo credit: Diana Hayes

 

 

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ISBN: 978-0-9734408-3-6 | 47 pgs | $18

 

 

 


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Diana Hayes, Publisher
138 McAllister Road
Salt Spring Island BC • V8K 1M4

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