The Burden Of Gravity

21 août 2020|
The Burden Of Gravity de Shannon Mcconnell
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In her debut poetry collection, Shannon McConnell explores the fraught history of New Westminster''s Woodlands School, a former "lunatic asylum" opened in 1878 which later became a custodial training school for children with disabilities before its closure in 1996. Partially set in the 1960s and 70s, The Burden of Gravity uses personas to imagine residents'' lives, giving voice to those who were unable to speak for themselves, to shift focus from the institutional authority to the experience of residents. As poetry of witness, the collection uses a grounding tone to excavate the individual experiences through traditional narrative, ekphrastic and experimental erasure forms that elicit an array of emotions, from heartbreak to anger. Drawn from archival research, The Burden of Gravity, challenges readers to consider how we, in the aftermath of deinstitutionalization, choose to remember institutions like Woodlands School.
Shannon McConnell is a writer, educator and musician originally from Vancouver, BC. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in untethered, The Fieldstone Review, Louden Singletree, In Medias Res, Rat''s Ass Review, The Anti-Languorous Project, and more. She holds degrees in English Literature and Education from UFV and SFU, respectively, ...
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Titre :The Burden Of Gravity
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :102 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.25 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :102 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.25 po
Publié le :21 août 2020
Publié par :Caitlin Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781773860282

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