Elise Partridge S The Exiles Gallery Extends The Range Of Her Widely Acclaimed Earlier Books, Fielder S Choice And Chameleon Hours, Praised As First Rate James Pollock For Their Authenticity Stephanie Bolster And Brilliant Precisions That Reflect Life S Plenitude Rosanna Warren.Widely Praised For Her Engagement And Her Attention To Craft, Elise Partridge S The Exiles Gallery Confirms Her Standing As One Of The Most Thoughtful, Authentic Voices In Contemporary Poetry The Poems In Her Third Collection Continue To Explore What She Has Called Implicit Questions About Fullness Of Life Or Lives Somehow Thwarted, Diminished, Ended Too Early Through Formal Technique, Painterly Detail Or Her Signature Compressed Directness, Partridge S Poems Explore The Past, Present And Future With Compassion And Grief, Bearing Witness To Our Not So Still, All Too Brief Lives.Above All, The Exiles Gallery Is A Book Of Celebration In These Restless, Nimble, And Complex Poems Of Apprehension Whether By A Candid Glance Backward At Childhood Or Through Tributes To Friends Partridge S Arresting Images And Diction Give Shape To The Complexity And Abundance Of Experience, Made Luminous And Gilt Edged By The Corridor Of Encroaching Shadows Dispossessed But Defiant, These Are Songs Of Preservation And Love.
Elise Partridge s poems have appeared in journals including The New Yorker, The Walrus, Poetry, The Fiddlehead, and The Yale Review She is the author of Fielder s Choice shortlisted for the Lampert Award for best first book of poems in Canada and Chameleon Hours shortlisted for the BC Book Prize and winner of the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award Educated at Harvard, Cambridge, Bosto
- 128 pages
- The Exiles Gallery
- Elise Partridge
- 10 February 2018 Elise Partridge