All Things Said & Done

By (author): Marita Dachsel

Marita Dachsel’s debut collection is a visceral exploration of the moments of life that stand out in the pages of a family album and the intervals of memory. She playfully and poignantly documents first crushes, first times, weddings and trips across town, across water, and across continents. Dachsel perceptively sprinkles these moments with the details photographs don’t reveal, as in “Dispatches from an Impending Marriage”: ‘Don’t talk to me about photographers./ Nothing will capture this. A printed paper/ will only mock – / a gaudy misrepresentation/ a plastic jesus on the mantle – / two dimensions of fabric, teeth and skin.’

AUTHOR

Marita Dachsel

Marita Dachsel is the author of All Things Said & Done (Caitlin Press, 2007) and the chapbook Eliza Roxcy Snow (rednettle press, 2009). Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, the ReLit Prize, and has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011. After many years in Vancouver and Edmonton, she and her family have recently relocated to Victoria.

Awards

  • ReLit Award 2008, Short-listed
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    Dimensions:

    Pages
    8.00in * 5.40in * .20in
    140.00gr

    Published:

    May 28, 2007

    Publisher:

    Caitlin Press

    ISBN:

    9781894759229

    Book Subjects:

    POETRY / Canadian

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    Language:

    eng

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