Dear Hermes... Paperback
Part of the Robert Kroetsch Series series
By turns joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Michelle Smith's debut collection of poems showcases a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story.
Smith's limpid and humane handling of an array of themes, emotions, and styles-her Norwegian ancestry, her Canadian Prairie heritage, the significance of family, the fragility of memory, world travel, ekphrasis, myth, and more-exemplifies the lyric self on a poetic grand tour, or pilgrimage, to meet the world.
Framed by imaginative travelogues addressed to Greek gods, dear Hermes...offers readers an escape and an entrance-out of time and into the poet's luminous experience.
Readers who appreciate clear lyric and fleet voicing will relish Smith's poetry.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 88 pages
- Publisher: University of Alberta Press
- Publication Date: 01/02/2012
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780888645975