Apologetic for Joy by Jessica Hiemstra-van der HorstApologetic for Joy by Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst

Apologetic for Joy

byJessica Hiemstra-van der Horst

Paperback | September 2, 2011

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Apologetic for Joy is a lush collection from a unique new voice whose palette of subject matter ranges from artistic anatomy to dislocation. Hiemstra-van der Horst's poems reveal a sensual awareness and an imaginative escape into intricately woven poetic worlds, rich in sensual detail and metaphor. Her gentler sketches of quotidian moments peel away to reveal an artist and poet whose careful observations of the world undertake the difficult translation to page and canvas.
Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst is a visual artist and writer. Her work has appeared in several Canadian journals, including Descant, Room, Arc, and the Malahat Review. Her poems have also been anthologized in Approaches to Poetry: the Pre-Poem Moment.
Title:Apologetic for JoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 8.48 × 5.52 × 0.33 inPublished:September 2, 2011Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864926316

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A lush collection from a unique new voice whose palette of subject matter ranges from artistic anatomy to dislocation. Hiemstra-van der Horst's poems reveal a sensual awareness and an imaginative escape into intricately woven poetic worlds, rich in sensual detail and metaphor. Her gentler sketches of quotidian moments peel away to reveal an artist and poet whose careful observations of the world undertake the difficult translation to page and canvas."'No one,' Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst claims, 'has the reins on radiance,' but she is a poet stepping into the sun, wielding a magnifying glass. From quinces to O'Keefe to looking for God with a schizophrenic, she shines her light on the whimsical to the deeply serious alike. Though she may claim to be just arranging lines 'to make sense of debris,' her attention to thought and language is bold, often breathtaking. Her voice is a beam that sings and dazzles, and these are poems to set the heart ablaze." — Sachiko Murakami, author of The Invisibility Exhibit