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There are not enough sad songs

Author: Marita Dachsel
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, [2019]
Series: Robert Kroetsch series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A window into the complex and disordered lives of middle age, Marita Dachsel's third poetry collection draws from her own history and explores parenthood, love, and the grief of losing those both close and distant. In the tradition of Karen Solie and Suzanne Buffam--and a touch of the Canadian Gothic--Dachsel unfolds her poetic skills in a variety of brief and expansive forms. With a voice that is both authentic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Canadian poetry
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dachsel, Marita.
There are not enough sad songs.
Edmonton, AB, Canada, The University of Alberta Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1080519986
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marita Dachsel
ISBN: 9781772124521 1772124524
OCLC Number: 1044552384
Notes: Poems.
Description: 63 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: After the funeral --
spring --
sizzle --
illusion --
vermin --
inheritance --
Our home needs to be painted --
Self portrait --
Alberta avenue --
The impossibility of fireflies --
klondike --
May is an uneasy month --
Returning from seeing the man with the beard of bees --
Our guilt stays with us --
Good to keep busy --
neighbourly --
He always gave us the creeps --
My money's on the magpie --
My mum's grandmother had a terrible accident when she was a young mother --
Grown up --
Main t broadway --
Hold on --
Your light, your light --
A sonnet for middle-age mothers --
solstice --
Gentle infestation --
mothering --
cavity --
Clover point --
beached --
epithalamium --
Check for spots --
yes, let's --
The forties --
unfasten --
These days, those days --
accumulate --
Now is the season of open windows --
Shuswap july --
vanish --
Plato island --
Always with the fucking fish --
We both wore red lipstick --
Obligatory road trip --
Swing therapy --
Before serious --
Even bleach can't remove the smell --
For phillis wheatley --
The birth of father yod --
roots --
keepsake --
Last suppers --
arbutus --
There are not enough sad songs --
Down under --
terminal --
New year's day, 2015 --
child.
Series Title: Robert Kroetsch series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Marita Dachsel.

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Delicate, authentic poems that oscillate between grief and joy as they explore parenthood and loss.  Read more...

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# 1 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, April 3, 2019

 
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