Making Strange to Yourself by Audrey PoetkerMaking Strange to Yourself by Audrey Poetker

Making Strange to Yourself

byAudrey Poetker

Paperback | April 15, 1999

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Making strange to yourself beats with a great, raw desire to know and ­experience; the poems rage with truth, sing their steadfast faith in the body, chant their ­incantations, moving us to deeper ­sorrow, greater longing and ­imagination.
Audrey Poetker has been published in literary journals such as Canadian Literature, Prairie Fire, Mennonite Mirror and The New Quarterly. Her second book of poetry, standing all the night through (Turnstone Press), was nominated as McNally-Robinson Book of Year in 1992. She lives on a Manitoba farm and is mother to three dogs.
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Title:Making Strange to YourselfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:67 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.3 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888012292

ISBN - 13:9780888012296

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Divided into two parts, this book contains poems centered on the themes Symbols of Fertility and The Stranger in Your Skin. Making Strange to Yourself speaks of love, betrayal and sorrow in a raw and honest way. In one provocative poem, author Audrey Poetker asks, "did you ever tell anyone that, confirmed atheist, you, convinced of god’s death that you wake in the night, with this pain, that you pray?"