Serpentine Loop

By (author): Elee Kraljii Gardiner

“Writers, like skaters, score the blank sheet and test the edge of inclusion and exclusion.&nbspMost of these poems begin with a word from skating and push off to another topic. Others revisit ideas of femininity, control and language as pattern, or visit the past through movement, or enact principles from the rink such as symmetry, joy, endurance, crescendo and accent, revolution, response.&nbspThe blade melts ice via friction and pressure. I drifted away from skating but the language is imprinted in me, too, a tracing, a line extending beyond the margins.” (from Serpentine Loop)

These are engaging and poignant poems about life on and off the ice.


Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Elee Kraljii Gardiner is the author of serpentine loop (Anvil Press, 2016) and the co-editor with John Asfour of V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012). She is the founder and creative mentor of Thursdays Writing Collective, a non-profit organization of Downtown Eastside writers, and editor and publisher of eight of its anthologies.


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96 Pages
7.79in * 8.08in * .27in


April 20, 2016



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