Ignite by Rona ShaffranIgnite by Rona Shaffran


byRona Shaffran

Paperback | April 15, 2013

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Ignite's unflinchingly honest poems tell the story of a broken relationship between a man and a woman, healed by a very physical process of self-discovery, which is sparked by the woman's recovery of desire. Speaking a language we understand, yet taking us to deeper levels of understanding, the poems use lean language with imagist clarity; individually they startle, and evoke primal recognitions.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Rona Shaffran lives in Ottawa, Ontario. She recently retired as co-director of the Tree Reading Series, one of Canada? longest running poetry venues, where she is also a member of the board of directors and organizes master poetry workshops. Rona Shaffran is a graduate of the Humber School for Write...
Title:IgniteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:April 15, 2013Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927426022

ISBN - 13:9781927426029

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this read! I finished this book last night, sneaking bits of poetry here and there. I loved this book with it's narrative style which made it so accessible. I particularly liked the poems: Impasse, Unclothed, Impact, Three and Improbable in the first section. I could feel in my chest the relationships, or rather the stages of these relationships in the powerful words. Loved them, reread them. The poem Guzzle made me think of Greece. Small white house, sea-blue floor, breeze tumbles, alabaster moon, ebony peaks…absolutely beautiful words/descriptions. Puts the reader in the place…wherever that place is. For me it was Greece, but I'm a hopelessly lost patriot so I see Greece everywhere. In section 2, I love Shadow, for it's unexpected, narrative structure, the quickness of something special being taken away. I also liked Gently Down and Boldly…the latter reminding me of me. So compulsive, so driven, so in tune with the wrong things. Enjoyed this read, have bought the book for friends and would highly recommend it to anyone, poetry lover or not.
Date published: 2013-08-12