Poetry


Ash Steps

Subtitle: Poems

Contributor(s):
M. Travis Lane

ISBN: 9781770860964
Price:
$18.00
Format: Trade Paperback
Size:
6.00" x 9.00"

Publication Date: Mar 18, 2012

BISAC:
POE011000 POETRY / Canadian
POE023010 POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss
POE024000 POETRY / Women Authors



Synopsis:

M. Travis Lane's fourteenth poetry title is a meditation on loss and reorientation, continuity and memory. Widowhood and mortality are at the centre of this quiet collection, but fear and self-pity are not to be found here: only a clear-eyed coming-to-terms. Lane's metaphors are unforced, natural yet always surprising: a beggar sitting at the midpoint of a footbridge "like the small bubble balancing/ midway in a plumber's level," trees in a night plaza that "hold/ like dark peaches the late street lamps." Her acute powers of observation are entwined with historical and cultural awareness, attunement to the natural world, and a music that holds it all together.