Walking to Mojácar by Di BrandtWalking to Mojácar by Di Brandt

Walking to Mojácar

byDi Brandt

Paperback | September 30, 2010

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Di Brandt forges new paths with her multi-faceted poetry, experimenting with traditional poetic forms in this new collection. Throughout, Brandt captures the human heart in love, in crisis, or in awe of the world. Science and poetry fuse with sly wit and sleight of word in Welding and other joining procedures, the first of the collection's three sections. Human love becomes nuclear fusion and other scientific meldings with delightful tongue-in-cheek language.Hymns for Detroit employs the traditional German hymn to fuse the sense of place of an economically crushed city with current political and ecological climate: "Big trucks drive by/ on big noisy wheels./ Jesus saves./ Mummy said don't eat/ the fish,/ watch them on TV."The last section, Walking to Mojácar, transports readers to exotic eastern Spain bringing the Canadian experience with it. The Calgary Stampede meets the "sunblasted desert valleys" of southern Spain in "Rodeo." Vivid images of Spain juxtaposed with Brandt's prairie roots transport the reader to a world of olive groves, mesetas, flowers and bright colours.
Di Brandt's award-winning poetry titles include questions i asked my mother, Agnes in the sky and Jerusalem, beloved, for which she received the CAA National Poetry Prize and her second GG nomination. She has also published several nonfiction titles, including Dancing Naked: Narrative Strategies for Writing Across Centuries. She teache...
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Title:Walking to MojácarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.35 inPublished:September 30, 2010Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888013701

ISBN - 13:9780888013705

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