Author: Lorna Crozier
The Force of Illumination
by Mary Dalton
This new book is full of hard knowledge; the poems are suffused with an awareness of dissolution and death, and of the irretrievably lost past. Read more...
An Argument With Darkness
by Mary Di Michele
IN "IF A POEM Could Walk," Loma Crozier proposes that the poem is both "tame" and "wild," that it is not human, walking as it does on "paws, not feet." Wittgenstein has written that at the centre of every great work of art there is the sense of "a
wild animal - tamed." The inverse is also true, true of Crozier`s poetry, that at the centre of every domectic scene, every ,creature that is caged is released. Read more...
The display of Addiction
by Gordon Phinn
The modern cult of confessional memoir has fascinated both the reading public and literary critics for some years now. It is not enough to be dopey or dissipated or depraved, one must scream one's secrets to the sky, either on camera or in print, and be redeemed by the public's pointed approval. Read more...
Seduced by the Book
by Mary di Michele
Inthe introduction to this collection of essays by women writers on the subject of desire, the editor, Lorna Crozier, outlines the questions the writers were all asked to consider: "When do you trust your desire? When do you censor it? When is it a source of power, and when a source of distress?" Seven writers, seven voices, a range of experience in the female¨can the reader find herself anywhere in this book?
The collection opens with Susan Musgrave's essay, "Junkie Libido". Read more...