House Dreams

By (author): Deanna Young

A book of dark corners and shifting locations, full of switches that light up the unobvious places, elsewhere in the house.

House Dreams, Deanna Young’s haunted and haunting third collection, is at once a core sample of the life we all live underground, and a view beneath the foundations of the various eras and places that make up one woman’s life story. These poems have the plainspoken power, surreal shifting, uncanny logic and transformed everyday imagery of our most numinous dreams. It’s as if Jung’s assertion that “[w]hen an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate,” is taken up here as a reading guide back through time.

Thunder over the Minas Basin.

For days it’s been wrestling with the mountain gods
and still no rain. You walk the perimeter of the house,
sniffing the air like an animal–the erotic fields.
Around again, acknowledging each of its many doors
with a nod. To you they’re human. Like you,
the windows cannot believe
this is happening.
— from “The Path”

AUTHOR

Deanna Young

Deanna Young has published poetry in numerous literary journals, including Descant, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly and The Antigonish Review. In 1996, Young took first prize in the poetry category of the Atlantic Writing Competition. In September 2000, CBC Radio commissioned her to write a poem for its program “Out of the Blue.” She lives near Canning, Nova Scotia with her family.


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“Deanna Young chisels her poems into stone, they are permanently etched–on the page, and in your mind.” — Michael Dennis


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A book of dark corners and shifting locations, full of switches that light up the unobvious places, elsewhere in the house.

House Dreams, Deanna Young’s haunted and haunting third collection, is at once a core sample of the life we all live underground, and a view beneath the foundations of the various eras and places that make up one woman’s life story. These poems have the plainspoken power, surreal shifting, uncanny logic and transformed everyday imagery of our most numinous dreams. It’s as if Jung’s assertion that “[w]hen an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate,” is taken up here as a reading guide back through time.

Thunder over the Minas Basin.

For days it’s been wrestling with the mountain gods
and still no rain. You walk the perimeter of the house,
sniffing the air like an animal–the erotic fields.
Around again, acknowledging each of its many doors
with a nod. To you they’re human. Like you,
the windows cannot believe
this is happening.
— from “The Path”

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Dimensions:

104 Pages
8.75in * 6in * 0.405in
1.24lb

Published:

October 01, 2014

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Brick Books

ISBN:

9781926829913

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Women Authors

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Language:

eng

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