Beautiful Children With Pet Foxes by Giller Prize-longlisted author Jennifer LoveGrove bears witness to moments of extreme crisis that will take you on an odyssey through a terrain of startling dreamscapes. These are poems haunted by the ghosts of alienation, trauma, delusion, and fear that the past decade has instilled in us. Here you will encounter a whole host of personas, both tame and wild—from humans, to foxes, moose, deer and crows, slugs, fish, beetles, mosquitos, earthworms, and more—who give voice to the things we can’t express in our daily lives.
“LoveGrove’s poetry apprentices itself to the world we live in, pacing out the dimensions of the enclosure called the present–the enclosures of culture, history, family, and other patriarchal institutions–with a keen eye and a relentless heart. In pursuit simultaneously of holistic perception, love, and an escape route, LoveGrove invites words to hold hands in unusual combinations, enters dreams and lets consciousness run feral. “There was a war going on and / ours was a very important mission,” LoveGrove writes, and it’s true.” —Helen Guri, author of Match
Press Coverage for Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes:
“Jennifer LoveGrove’s Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes also stretches the possibility of lyric expression with a dreamlike twist.” —Domenica Martinello, The Globe and Mail
“In Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes, language splits the ambient lighting into its hidden constituent parts. The result is a world that shimmers with the strangeness that it always really had.” —Geoffrey Morrison, The Rusty Toque
Jennifer LoveGrove is the author of the Giller Prize–longlisted novel Watch How We Walk, as well as two poetry collections: I Should Never Have Fired the Sentinel and The Dagger Between Her Teeth. In 2010, LoveGrove was nominated for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature and in 2015, her poetry was shortlisted for the Lit POP Awards. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications across North America. She divides her time between downtown Toronto and rural Ontario.
March 15, 2017 | Poetry
5.25 x 8.25 inches | 88 pages
PDF ISBN 9781771662888
ePub ISBN 9781771662871
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