Book details

Publication date: March 2019
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Poetry / Canadian Literature
Subject(s): POETRY / Canadian, Poetry / Canadian Literature, POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family, POETRY / Women Authors, Poetry / Canadian Literature, Poetry, Poetry, Literature
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Marita Dachsel. Marita Dachsel is the author of Glossolalia and All Things Said & Done. Her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry, and the ReLit Award. Her play Initiation Trilogy was nominated for both a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Script and the Critics’ Choice Innovation Award. She lives with her family on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia.

# 1 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, April 3, 2019


"Dachsel’s poems also offer a kind of spiritual clarity, navigating a sequence of uncertainties with a careful confidence..."

Rob Mclennan


"...strike a balance between the potent dramas of family life and the sense that all can be lost in a moment of forgetfulness, or the ever-ready subsuming of mortality.... The balance is maintained, but like a teacup on the tip of a pencil, and the value of the collection rests in our recognition that we, too, search for that balance." [Full review at https://ormsbyreview.com/2020/03/20/775-carroll-dachsel-thornton/]

John Carroll, The Ormsby Review

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