Some Talk of Being Human
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Some Talk of Being Human is a charming, whimsical, and occasionally dark collection of poems about entering the world of adulthood. Laura Farina started writing it at her first desk job after university, and completed it after she decided to get married nearly a decade later. The poems take place in Ottawa, South Bend, Toronto, Banff and Vancouver and they span three different romantic relationships. But these are not typical love poems or relationship poems. They're interested in the small details Ñ telephone calls, weather, half-full jars of mayo Ñ that make up my everyday, human, life. Farina's work is also obsessed with finding a home, returning home, making a home.