Every Shameless Ray

October 25, 2018|
Every Shameless Ray by Leslie Timmins
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"...powerful and evocative...will test the elasticity of readers'' minds and imaginations."--Ormsby Review

The capacity of the world to signal and illuminate, restore and repair, fuels the poems in Every Shameless Ray. Emotionally acute, intellectually intriguing, and playful in form, these poems rely upon the unreliable, as when a tipped-over kayaker rides a river''s current upside-down and discovers a channel to another world. Misunderstanding a child''s word leads to a glimpse of longed-for innocence, or when assuming love will not be found signals, in the movement of a man''s hands, a love that will last for years when he eases out the under-row of the black seeds of a papaya. Like the shock of seeing a Matisse painting, underestimated by the artist as merely decorative, these encounters "tear the fabric of the world."

In poems of tenderness and ruthless truth, Every Shameless Ray disrupts personal terror, familial myth, art historical bias, and political madness, offering some unlikely means for living in our unlikely times.

Born in Winnipeg and raised in Ontario, France, and Germany, Leslie Timmins discovered her love of visual art and architecture early in life, later finding a similar appeal in the raw beauty of wilderness. Activism, and a decades-long meditation practice, provide other engines that fire up her award-winning poetry. Her poems have appea...
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Title:Every Shameless Ray
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:118 pages, 6 X 7.5 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:118 pages, 6 X 7.5 X 0.3 in
Published:October 25, 2018
Publisher:Inanna Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771335775

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