There Are Not Enough Sad Songs (Robert Kroetsch) (Paperback)

By Marita Dachsel

University of Alberta Press, 9781772124521, 80pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2019

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There is beauty in the teacup like dresses requiring crinoline or beaded purses too small to carry anything but anger. --from "Inheritance" Marita Dachsel's third poetry collection explores parenthood, love, and the grief of losing those both close and distant. In the tradition of Karen Solie and Suzanne Buffam, and with a touch of Canadian Gothic, Dachsel's poetic skills unfold in a variety of brief and expansive forms. Authentic and controlled, full of complexity and disorder, her poems offer release despite their painful twists and topics. Readers across generations will find kinship in Dachsel's grief-fuelled and vulnerable words.

About the Author

Marita Dachsel is the author of Glossolalia and All Things Said & Done. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and the ReLit Awards and has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2011. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.