Cleaving by Florence TreadwellCleaving by Florence Treadwell


byFlorence Treadwell

Paperback | February 15, 1999

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Using language as exorcism and photographs as a mirror of the shifting unconscious, Florence Treadwell crosses oceans both literal and emotional in Cleaving, her first book of poems. Memories of an elusive father shadow the unfolding love story, haunting the narrator who confuses childhood and adult passion and endows both father and lover with magical, god-like powers, thus allowing them - or her vision of them - to define her.
Born and educated in Bordeaux, Florence Treadwell came to Canada at the age of 25, married, settled in Peterborough, Ontario, and started to write the year following the birth of her fourth child. Her poems and photographs have been published in The Canadian Forum, Descant, Event, Grain, Poetry Canada, Pottersfield Portfolio and Prairi...
Title:CleavingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:February 15, 1999Publisher:Ronsdale PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0921870655

ISBN - 13:9780921870654

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Desire can be a mysterious emotion, its definition changing depending on the circumstances. Can a longing for human touch, belonging and empowerment be misconstrued for sexual desire? Reflecting a wealth of themes, Cleaving is a collection of poetry that speaks about the variable nature of desire and about coming to terms with or breaking away from patriarchal influences. Born and raised in France, poet Florence Treadwell now resides in Peterborough, Ontario.