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.
Sonja Greckol's work has appeared in Literary Review of Canada, Canadian Literature, Dalhousie Review, CV2, Canadian Women's Studies, Fiddlehead and Matrix. She coordinates poetry for Women and Environments International Magazine. She has taught college and university, studied order and disorder in jokes, done human rights and gender-b...
Title:Gravity Matters
Product dimensions:120 pages, 6 X 7.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 6 X 7.5 X 0.5 in
Published:April 15, 2009
Publisher:Inanna Publications & Education Inc.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780980882285

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