Poetics of Desire

By Nadine McInnis

Poetics of Desire
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In this study of Dorothy Livesay’s love poetry, Nadine McInnis focuses on Livesay’s maturing sense of herself as an artist, exploring the sexual/ ­textual conflicts present in much of Livesay’s love poetry and their later ­resolution. “McInnis is an important young ... Read more


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In this study of Dorothy Livesay’s love poetry, Nadine McInnis focuses on Livesay’s maturing sense of herself as an artist, exploring the sexual/ ­textual conflicts present in much of Livesay’s love poetry and their later ­resolution. “McInnis is an important young poet. Poetics of Desire is a perceptive and persuasive account of Livesay’s lifelong poetic struggle with the personal and social implications of love. ”—David Staines, Editor, Journal of Canadian Poetry

Nadine McInnis

McInnis is the author of six other books, including Quicksilver (short stories), Hand to Hand (poetry), and Poetics of Desire: Essays on Dorothy Livesay. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Event, and Room of One’s Own. She lives in Ottawa where she teaches in the Professional Writing Program at Algonquin College.

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