Whisky Sour City: Poems From The South Shore by Vanessa ShieldsWhisky Sour City: Poems From The South Shore by Vanessa Shields

Whisky Sour City: Poems From The South Shore

EditorVanessa Shields

Paperback | September 23, 2014

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Sex, love, alcohol, and pollution are on tap within these pages. Whisky Sour City is a collection of poetry written by people who have experienced both the sour and the sweet of Windsor, Ontario. The rich sense of history, community and family in this book is enticing, and the humour and sense of southwestern Ontario are welcoming. This book is a celebration, a memory, and an invitation to readers to call a toast to the unique city that is Windsor, Ontario.

Vanessa Shields, author of Laughing Through a Second Pregnancy, and editor of Whisky Sour City, is also a writer, blogger, photographer, teacher, and journalist who currently resides in Windsor, Ontario. As an editor, Vanessa polishes written works until they reach their pinnacle. However, it is her enthusiasm for the written word that...
Title:Whisky Sour City: Poems From The South ShoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Black Moss PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:088753516X

ISBN - 13:9780887535161

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Wonderful Having grown up in Windsor, I find myself connecting with the poetry in this book. It gives a unique portrayal of Windsor that most people may not be used to. It is truly a really great find and it is really amazing to see local authors celebrating their city and giving others an inside look at what it is really like to grow up in Windsor, Ontario.
Date published: 2013-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Voices for Windsor and Poetry I personally think that Windsor is a very interesting city, and this anthology touches on many of the reasons why: its border-city status, its location at the "end of the road," and the paradox of its inhabitants' passionate apathy. In addition, there are such a variety of voices and styles in this collection that I feel like readers will easily find something to love. I know that for me, amongst the many intriguing poems in the collection as a whole, there are a handful of poems that keep me coming back to read them again and again. I recommend this equally to Windsorites, lovers of poetry, and curious-about-poetry readers. Whisky Sour City is a great place to learn about, explore, and appreciate the poetic form.
Date published: 2013-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Such a great book! There are so many things going on inside this book - sadness, hilarity, sex, history, joy, love...it's a wonderful read. Who knows...even if you don't like poetry...Whisky Sour City might help to warm you up to it! :)
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Excellent Read! This book practically BLEEDS Windsor! It has so many different perspectives, and the editor was excellent at bringing so many different writing styles together for one poetry collection. As a Windsorite myself, it was really interesting to see so many poems about the streets I grew up on, the bars I hangout in, some excellent restaurants, as well as the plights of every Windsorite (terrible windsor transit, sunshine smog, and the fear of being overshadowed by Detroit.) Even if you are not from Windsor, and never plan to go, there are still so many different interesting stories that it would still be worth your read. I would recommend it to poetry lovers and amateurs alike.
Date published: 2013-04-01