The Quiet

The Quiet

Poems

eBook - 2014
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Anne-Marie Turza's formidable debut collection presents a landscape where anything might appear, out of myth, history, or science: microscopic creatures, the pitcher Satchel Paige, toothed whales, a man on the back of a snow bear.

These poems test the lyric affinity between silence, imagination, and the material world. Put another way, in The Quiet, spatial and temporal distances can be measured in degrees of silence. Turza writes, "Here one can live at any dark system's edge." The Quiet is sinister and aerial.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Anansi, [2014]
ISBN: 9781770894440
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Staff Book Review: The Quiet

Anne Marie Turza’s debut collection of poetry uses language to hint at what is beyond language. For instance, the poet uses the image of moths with button holes sewn to their wings noting they are “drawn not to the bulb, but to the/ darkness beyond just beyond it, the darkness that light intensifies.” (more)


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In Victoria poet Anne-Marie Turza's debut the quiet is constructed of the unseen cities, rubble, second story windows. It is known to insects and vermin, moths, spiders, rats, beetles. The quiet is a humming, a buzzing, a sound just beyond the threshold of hearing.

"Anne Marie Turza’s debut collection of poetry uses language to hint at what is beyond language." - Jennifer Z.

In Victoria poet Anne-Marie Turza's debut the quiet is constructed of the unseen cities, rubble, second story windows. It is known to insects and vermin, moths, spiders, rats, beetles. The quiet is a humming, a buzzing, a sound just beyond the threshold of hearing.

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saintjennifer Aug 21, 2017

Shortlisted for the 2015 Gerald Lampert Award. These poems test the lyric affinity between silence, imagination, and the material world.


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