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New & Selected Poems

January 1, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781987986136
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Description

In this inaugural volume of the Lyrik Poetry Series, honouring Canada's foremost Mennonite poets, CMU Press presents the finest work, past and present, of Manitoba's wonderful Sarah Klassen, who has been publishing poetry since her award-winning first collection in 1988, Journey to Yalta. In a long and distinguished poetry career, Klassen has explored hope and suffering, language and its limits, movement and stillness--always inviting readers into her care. Including an introduction by editor Nathan Dueck and an afterword by the poet, this volume presents new and uncollected poems as well as a generous selection from Sarah Klassen's eight books of poetry. Full of faith, curiosity, and surprise, these poems offer readers grace and insight at every turn.

About this Author

ISBN: 9781987986136
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Lyrik Poetry
Pages: 232
Publisher: CMU Press
Published: 2024-01-01

Reviews

"Sarah Klassen's poems are absolutely riveting, breathtakingly beautiful, and, at the same time, deeply profound. I was left entranced, my spirit longing for something I couldn't name." (Sandra Birdsell)

"Whether it's an exploration of Simone Weil's 'unearthly appetite,' or trauma in her family's past, Klassen gives us quotidian details to bring history alive in the present; she takes the sweep of large events, holding these events like seeds in her hand, and grows them into intimate moments of personal experience, hers and ours. Klassen uses imagery skillfully to open resonance within tight narratives, fusing not only past and present, but story with poetry. In these poems memory creates us as much as we create it. " (Patrick Friesen)

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