Rattlesnake Plantain

Rattlesnake Plantain

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Whether considering the simplicity of a butterfly in flight or the terror of a cancer diagnosis, Heidi Greco confronts the world head-on, yet always with the fresh eyes of the stranger in our midst. The issues she addresses belong to the world; the settings she employs are international. At times funny and irreverent, these are pieces that dissect relationships, poems that delve as easily into the mysteries of nature as they do into the intricacies of daily living-encounters we immediately recognize. But whether serious or fun in their approach, her penetrating and unsentimental eye is always there, steadfast on the goods."In the beauty of the language and the striking images, there is a pervasive sadness, a sub-text of depression. ...'Rattlesnake Plantain' is a collection of poems about loving, not being loved. Baudelaire understood." - Prairie Fire
Publisher: Vancouver : Anvil Press, c2002
ISBN: 9781895636437
1895636434
Branch Call Number: C811.6 GRE 2002
Characteristics: 103 p. ; 21 cm

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I loved this book of poetry. Heidi’s words evoked imagery that made me laugh out loud, nod knowingly, blush furiously, and feel sadly.

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I loved this book of poetry. Heidi’s words evoked imagery that made me laugh out loud, nod knowingly, blush furiously, and feel sadly. One of my favourite poems “Alberta Visitor” summarizes how I feel when I leave our oceanfront existence on the Westcoast to visit family in Edmonton:

houses he... Read More »


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I loved this book of poetry. Heidi’s words evoked imagery that made me laugh out loud, nod knowingly, blush furiously, and feel sadly. One of my favourite poems “Alberta Visitor” summarizes how I feel when I leave our oceanfront existence on the Westcoast to visit family in Edmonton:

houses here so far from anything
make me want to knock on doors
ask how did I/you
ever get here

Please read it! (Submitted by Meghan).

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