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The Heart Is Improvisational : An Anthology in Poetic Formvolume 11

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Poets attribute an array of roles and capacities to the involuntary muscle and catalyst of our storied lives. The heart becomes a repository of erotic and familial love and a sanctuary for memory. In this collection, poets explore the flux of the heart's responses and instigations: the heart's tender overtures, its joyous pulse, its mating call for the other, its changeable temperament, its final tick in freeze-frame. Among the poets featured: Kenneth Sherman, Lorna Crozier, Marilyn Bowering, Roo Borson, Patrick Lane, Charles Bukowski, Rita Dove, Eugénio de Andrade, John Barton, Robyn Sarah, and Mary di Michele.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 10mm | 204g
  • Hamilton, Canada
  • English
  • First edition
  • 1771831863
  • 9781771831864

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Poets attribute an array of roles and capacities to the involuntary muscle. The heart becomes a repository of erotic and familial love and a sanctuary for memory. The poets explore the flux of the heart's responses and instigations: the heart's tender overtures, its joyous pulse, its mating call for the other, its changeable temperament, its final tick in freeze-frame. Among the poets featured: Kenneth Sherman, Lorna Crozier, Marilyn Bowering, Roo Borson, Patrick Lane, Charles Bukowski, Eug?nio de Andrade, John Barton, Robyn Sarah, and Mary di Michele.
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Review quote

The Heart is Improvisational is a collection of poems that will be enjoyed by any reader who wants to investigate the workings of the human heart and understand the many shades of human love. Though it will be most likely picked up by those who already read poetry, the contemporary poems in it are accessible to a wider audience as well. An anthology that brings its readers both a satisfying intellectual and emotional experience, this journey of the heart is a collection to share with someone you love.--Stacey Eirich, Space to Dream
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About Carol Lipszyc

Carol Lipszyc's book of poetry, Singing Me Home, and book of short stories on children and adolescents in the Holocaust, The Saviour Shoes and Other Stories, were published by Inanna Publications. Carol is an Associate Professor at SUNY, Plattsburgh.
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