Bones of His Being

Bones of His Being

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In unflinching lyrics, Sue Chenette confronts her father's depression and death. Probing memories, fingering mementos - a square nail, a sketch on a napkin, she examines them for what they may reveal of the father she was sure she knew, deepened, in death, into the mystery of his own being. The poems are a journey through grief, both a search for the father she loved and a searching look into a father/daughter relationship. At the heart of the book, the sequence 'A Transport of Grief' explores a weave of pain, need, and blame, of family grudges and love, moments of solace, and the sweeping sense of loss that attends a parent's death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 65 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 7.62mm | 255g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • None
  • 1550713698
  • 9781550713695

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In unflinching lyrics, Sue Chenette confronts her father's depression and death. Probing memories, fingering mementos - a square nail, a sketch on a napkin, she examines them for what they may reveal of the father she was sure she knew, deepened, in death, into the mystery of his own being. The poems are a journey through grief, both a search for the father she loved and a searching look into a father/daughter relationship. At the heart of the book, the sequence 'A Transport of Grief' explores a weave of pain, need, and blame, of family grudges and love, moments of solace, and the sweeping sense of loss that attends a parent's death
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Review quote

Sue Chenette's poems are gorgeously precise, writing a 'careful cursive' through the past, putting memories in their place. Slender Human Weight is full of the most elegant ghostings, as if Chenette herself were the life force, her sights on everything, from fruit bowls to faith, from buttons to full-blown love. {Barry Dempster}
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About Sue Chenette

Sue Chenette's first full-length collection of poetry, Slender Human Weight, was published by Guernica in 2009. She is also the author of three chapbooks: The Time Between Us, A Transport of Grief, and Solitude in Cloud and Sun. She lives in Toronto.
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