Not in Vain You've Sent Me Light

By Cora Siré

Not in Vain You've Sent Me Light
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This collection vaults from the provocative – a deeply personal exposé of two lovers and their collisions and triumphs – into a high-voltage gallery depicting heroes and artists, scientists and politicians, mothers and their conflicted daughters. As the settings shift between ... Read more


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This collection vaults from the provocative – a deeply personal exposé of two lovers and their collisions and triumphs – into a high-voltage gallery depicting heroes and artists, scientists and politicians, mothers and their conflicted daughters. As the settings shift between the poet’s homage to her home city of Montreal (“Sinville”) to a near-drowning on a lake by a maximum security prison in New York State (“Cobalt”) or calamities in the Andes of northern Argentina (“Argent”), Cora Siré draws on a colourful palette of form, lyric and metaphor to continue her exploration of identity, displacement and the cosmic powers of love and art.

Cora Siré

Cora Siré is the author of two works of fiction and two poetry collections. Her novel Behold Things Beautiful was a finalist for the QWF's Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Fiction Prize in 2017. Her stories, essays and poems have been published in many anthologies and magazines in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Based in Montréal, she often writes of elsewheres, drawing on encounters in faraway places and her family history of displacement.

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