Gravity Matters

April 15, 2009|
Gravity Matters by Sonja Greckol
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The work of creating a fully habitable life with a past and present preoccupies Sonja Greckol. In Gravity Matters, she traces an arc: from a nineteenth-century European family that immigrated and settled in central Alberta to a digitized wondering held together by Skype and Google rooted in central Toronto. In this, a first collection, Greckol turns obliquely from the matters of largely personal lyrics to historical and international preoccupations that, nevertheless, remain embodied--a pentimento of certainties, sensualities and queries, empiricism and theory in science, moving from daughter to mother and then mother/daughtering once again--in a feminist voice that is urgent, empathic and wry. Her long poem, Emilie Explains Newton to Voltaire, a fractured sonetto magistrale voices a eighteenth-century physicist and noble woman, Emilie du Châtelet, a key figure of the Enlightenment and locates her in mind and body ands well as in her time. This poem was short-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2008.
Title:Gravity MattersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:120 pages, 6 X 7.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:120 pages, 6 X 7.5 X 0.5 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Inanna PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0980882281

ISBN - 13:9780980882285

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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