Acutely Life

By (author): Sue Sorensen

There’s a woman somehow veiled in marble who is only forme so I take her out of the Art Institute through a back wayand no one notices: she lives with me now, happier than inthe gallery with the cold white lights, in my home she is seenfor who she is, though the veil cannot be removed, itshardness impenetrable, but now she can be touched.

Acutely Life playfully or sorrowfully interrogates works of art, asking fictional characters their views on grief and generosity. Sue Sorensen’s poems try out poses learned from other poems or wander off with dead artists who insist on entering places they don’t belong.

These quicksilver poems are life studies, or conversations held with all sorts of unsuitable and suitable companions, written in a style full of echoes and dark humour.

AUTHOR

Sue Sorensen

Sue Sorensen lives in Winnipeg, where she teaches English at Canadian Mennonite University. Her latest book (2014) is The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film. She is the author of A Large Harmonium (2011), and the editor of West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature (2008). She is a published poet and has done academic work on topics ranging from A. S. Byatt, Henry James, Ian McEwan, and Guy Vanderhaeghe to detective fiction, children’s books, rock lyricists, and the filmmaking of Neil Young.

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There’s a woman somehow veiled in marble who is only forme so I take her out of the Art Institute through a back wayand no one notices: she lives with me now, happier than inthe gallery with the cold white lights, in my home she is seenfor who she is, though the veil cannot be removed, itshardness impenetrable, but now she can be touched.

Acutely Life playfully or sorrowfully interrogates works of art, asking fictional characters their views on grief and generosity. Sue Sorensen’s poems try out poses learned from other poems or wander off with dead artists who insist on entering places they don’t belong.

These quicksilver poems are life studies, or conversations held with all sorts of unsuitable and suitable companions, written in a style full of echoes and dark humour.

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Dimensions:

148 Pages

1lb1in7.5in * 5in

Published:

February 26, 2024

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

At Bay Press

ISBN:

9781998779239

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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