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Breath That Lightens the Body

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ISBN-10: 0888783949

ISBN-13: 9780888783943

Edition: N/A

Authors: Deirdre Dwyer

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Following in the footsteps of Karen Connolly and Steven Heighton, Halifax native Dirdre Dwyer roams the Mediterranean and South East Asian terrain of Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Turkey, Greece and Spain as a foreigner voyeur, at once nomadic and in exile, breathing in the sites and sounds of the exotic lands that rise up to greet her. Here is a beautiful chronicle of a sojourn to worlds translated from strange brushstrokes of landscape and gesture into the shared language of sight and sound. Here too is a traveller in the process of translating herself so that divergent cultures form a language not broken but braided.These poems are as much about the "eye" and the "I" and the…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 2/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 93
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.27" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Deirdre Dwyer has published poetry in numerous literary magazines across Canada, including The New Quarterly, McGill Street Magazine, Arc, Canadian Literature, Fireweed, Room of One's Own, Dalhousie Review, TickleAce, Windsor Review and others. Born in Nova Scotia in 1958, Dwyer has been writing poetry since her teacher taught her haiku in grade six. She and her husband live in Halifax and in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia.