March 31, 2014|
Ellipses by Andrea MacPherson
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After the deaths of her two grandmothers, Andrea MacPherson came to realize that she did not really know their stories, and would never be able to ask them. In Ellipses, her third collection of poetry, she reimagines familiar lore to recreate the lives of these two extraordinary women. Inspired by a trinity of personal events -- the deaths of both of MacPherson's grandmothers and the birth of her daughter -- Ellipses reclaims the often obscured realities of motherhood, illness and the struggles of these women for independence -- in verse. This exploration leads to other marginalized voices in history -- including Suzanne Valadon and the models who posed for Bellocq -- and their stories. The poems in Ellipses are extractions, explorations and, finally, moments of alternate life experiences that are so often left to the ... of historical record.

Andrea MacPherson is a poet and novelist, and has written five books: two novels, Beyond the Blue and When She Was Electric, and three poetry collections, Ellipses, Away, and Natural Disasters.When She Was Electric placed number 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People's Choice, and Natural Disasters was longlisted for the ReLit Awards.Her poetry...
Product dimensions:96 pages, 9 X 6.43 X 0.2 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 9 X 6.43 X 0.2 in
Published:March 31, 2014
Publisher:Signature Editions
Appropriate for ages:15 - adult
ISBN - 13:9781927426395

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