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See her Steadfast and rm her branches graze the mantle of quiet clouds as she elaborates her claim Haunted by indifference toward systemic violences and the disregard endured by those people labelled as problems nancy viva davis halifaxs poems articulate the constraints of discredited lives. Conveying her experiences witnessing homelessness poverty disability and chronic illness on the streets and within womens emergency shelters davis halifax orients readers to recognize ongoing suffering in our society. One poem a purl of four words reminds the reader that language entangles and unbinds lives and that life is an unfastening a knitting by which some are lost and others made separable. These are unregulated poems poems that refuse indifference and reassert mutuality. They are not an argument they are not assured not facts not a problem not a resource but an opening. nancy viva davis halifax is associate professor in the Faculty of Health at York University. Lucy Maud Montgomery 18741942 and Anne of Green Gables will always be associated with Prince Edward Island Montgomerys childhood home and the setting of her most famous novels. Yet after marrying Rev. Ewan Macdon- ald in 1911 she lived in Ontario for three decades. There she became a mother of two sons fullled the duties of a ministers wife advocated for copyright protection and recognition of Canadian literature wrote prolically and reached a global readership that has never waned. Engaging with discussions on both her life and her ction L.M. Mont- gomerys Rainbow Valleys explores the joys sorrows and literature that emerged from her transformative years in Ontario. While this time brought Montgomery much pleasure and acclaim it was also challenged and complicated by a sense of displacement and the need to self-fashion and self- dramatize as she struggled to align her private self with her public persona. Written by scholars from various elds and including a contribution by Montgomerys granddaughter this volume covers topics such as war reli- gion womens lives friendships loss and grief focusing on a range of related themes to explore Montgomerys varied states of mind. An in-depth study of one of Canadas most internationally acclaimed authors L.M. Montgomerys Rainbow Valleys shows how she recreated herself as an Ontario writer and adapted to the rapidly changing world of the twentieth century. Rita Bode is associate professor in the Department of English Literature at Trent University. Lesley D. Clement teaches in the Departments of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Lakehead University Orillia. 8 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series August 2015 978-0-7735-4580-9 16.95T CDN 14.95T US 9.99 paper 5.5 x 7.5 104pp Ebook available hook nancy viva davis halifax Poems based on witnessed and lived experience that bridge literary and activist worlds. P O E T R Y S P E C I F I C AT I O N S October 2015 978-0-7735-4575-5 29.95A CDN 29.95A US 20.99 paper 978-0-7735-4574-8 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 320pp 19 photos Ebook available L.M. Montgomerys Rainbow Valleys The Ontario Years 19111942 edited by rita bode and lesley d. clement A repositioning of L.M. Montgomery and her work within Ontario where she spent almost half her life. L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S