By Clea Roberts
Whether conversing of erotic love, family lifestyles, religious desert, or kin entanglements, the poems of Auguries, the much-anticipated moment assortment from Yukon poet Clea Roberts, are saturated with their northern panorama. Roberts is easily versed within the distances and dynamics among tedium and ecstasy, mild and darkish, isolation and solitude, freeze and thaw, circulation and stillness. Her poems are spare and fresh, each one like a unmarried larch in a big white simple; their exactness startling and arresting. because the Gerald Lampert Award jury quotation for her celebrated first publication famous, “Her photos . . . are usually not in simple terms crisp and particular, yet be ready to discuss the actual stipulations of this position and its emotional panorama in a single and a similar lyrical breath . . .”
Written in the course of a interval within which Roberts either turned a guardian and misplaced a guardian, the poems in Auguries lend themselves to prayer, give up, occasion, reconciliation, meditation, and auspice.
how one can breathe
and the attractive,
slow with cold. (from “Cold Snap”)
“Clea Roberts writes poems of transparent, quiet attractiveness. They comprise the silence of belief: alive to the realm with open eye and open heart.” — Anne Michaels
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