Irene by Dennis CooleyIrene by Dennis Cooley

Irene

byDennis Cooley

Paperback | August 16, 2000

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The poems in Irene, written before and after Cooley's mother's death, form an elegy to her. In Cooley's words: ". . . it's taken on some associations, connections with the Persephone story perhaps most obviously. The book is very personal, very close and emotional to me."". . . [Irene] is dense, emotionally rich and moving."-The Globe and Mail
Dennis Cooley was raised near Estevan, Saskatchewan. He is currently an English professor at the University of Manitoba and resides in Winnipeg. He is a founding editor of Turnstone Press.
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Title:IreneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.35 inPublished:August 16, 2000Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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Dennis Cooley was in Germany in the summer of 1990 teaching Canadian literature, enjoying adventures, sightseeing and meeting people. Then he came home. His sister Lynn called from Estevan to say that their mother was on her way to Regina for an operation: she had cancer and it was bad. His mother had sounded shaky over the phone. Her handwriting was wobbly — she was dying. Dennis drove to Regina. Over the next few months. he wrote pieces that became the foundation for Irene. This stunning and elegiac poetry collection represents an intensely personal and emotional document.