Drawing Down a Daughter by Claire HarrisDrawing Down a Daughter by Claire Harris

Drawing Down a Daughter

byClaire Harris

Paperback | September 11, 2007

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Claire Harris has always been a formidable force and now her celebrated book-length poem is available once again in a new edition. In this dream-collage, which cuts across the boundaries of prose and poetry, she combines post-modernist influences with a fully realized narrative. Spanning a few days and several decades, Drawing Down a Daughter follows a woman-dreamer as she prepared to give birth. Speaking to her unborn daughter through journals, letters, stories, and eloquent imaginings, Harris's unnamed narrator calls up a distinctive cast of characters as she travels from the tropical warmth of the West Indies to Canada with its houses "iced in snow." Drawing Down a Daughter was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award in 1992.
Claire Harris is a Canadian poet of Trinidadian background who has produced eight collections of poems since her first volume, Fables from the Women's Quarters (1984), which won the Commonwealth Award for Poetry for the Americas Region. First released in 1992, Drawing Down a Daughter was nominated for the Governor General's Award for ...
Title:Drawing Down a DaughterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.47 × 5.51 × 0.28 inPublished:September 11, 2007Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864924968

ISBN - 13:9780864924964

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"Harris is, as always, a compelling writer; the prose sections in particular are stunning. Of equal delight are Harris's witty and titillating deconstruction of our assumptions about factuality and fiction — an investigation Borges himself would have delighted in . . . Brilliant and highly crafted poetry . . . Harris's book (like Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion) should be read for the sheer beauty of the writing." — Quill & Quire