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shell in the night sky and whose anti-clockwise spiral repeats the Milky Ways unwinding informed not with the lore of clocks or teachers but of gods and children Where We Live explores how specic places and their features street scenes classrooms furniture creatures both real and mythical become part of our identities and illustrates how we carry them around and how we are shaped by their outlines even as we in turn transform them. This reciprocity ex- tends to the adoption of other voices in the translated poems that are a vital part of each section and to the active participation of the reader invited by the collections exible use of poetic form. John Reibetanzs approach comes from a conviction that the most compelling and signicant features of human identity are not primarily found in solitude but rather evolve through our conversations with otherness. This collection works as a kind of long poem its three parts intercon- nected each presenting a particular interpretation of the process of posses- sion loss and recovery. Thresholds deals with encounters between the self and the other childhood experiences family familiar places and seeks ways of transcending the disappointment within such sources. Roommates explores both the uniqueness and the reciprocity in human relationships with the natural world and Flyways posits that there is no separation between the humannatural and the imaginative however far-ung they all inter- weave and constitute the territory where we live. John Reibetanz teaches English and creative writing at the University of Toronto. The days an old room stripped of its furniture there are never enough beds in winter. By late afternoon the shadows are forming a blue incon- solable hall as sparrows retreat to makeshift cots of pine bark and eaves. Even the parched marsh grass has stilled every blade become an ear. Sensuous atmospheric and spare The Unlit Path Behind the House collects poems that seek light in difcult places. In lines lled with an intense music Margo Wheaton listens for the lyricism inside the days blessings and catastrophes. Wheatons poems sing at the intersections where public and private worlds collide the steady cadence of a boy carrying an unconscious girl in his arms the afternoon journey of a woman taking books to prisoners the rhythmic breathing of a homeless man asleep in a parking lot. In these works reies pulse in the dark lovers clasp and unclasp and street signs sing like Blakes angels. Deeply informed by the natural world Wheatons writing is marked by great meditative depth while passionately engaged these poems evoke a eld of mystery and stillness. Whether exploring themes of isolation spiritual dispossession desire or the sanctity of daily rituals The Unlit Path Behind the House conveys our longing for home and the different ways we try to nd it. Margo Wheaton was born in Moncton New Brunswick and currently lives in Halifax Nova Scotia. 1 0 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series April 2016 978-0-7735-4676-9 16.95T 14.95T 9.99 paper 5 x 7.5 104pp Ebook available Where We Live john reibetanz Poems that focus on our relationships with the places we inhabit and that inhabit us. P O E T R Y S P E C I F I C AT I O N S The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series April 2016 978-0-7735-4677-6 16.95T 14.95T 9.99 paper 5 x 7.5 96pp Ebook available The Unlit Path Behind the House margo wheaton A powerful new Maritime voice chronicles spiritual dispossession and desire our longing for home and the ways we nd it. P O E T R Y