Question & AnswerBook - 2003
How is one to speak with the dead? Why should you turn? Is this an apple? Anyone for tea before night falls? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?With these questions, plucked from the poems of writers whom she admires, Alison Pick fashions "answers:" extraordinary meditations on life and death, love and work, happiness and sorrow. The book includes a remarkable sequence about the poet's discovery as a teenager of her father's Jewish ancestry. Alison Pick is the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for the best unpublished writer under 35. The jury wrote: "The poems prove once again that poetry generates poetry ... that literary excellence fuels excellence in the generations that follow." By turns spiritual and earthy, accessible and complex, thoughtful and wrenching, Question & Answer announces the arrival a brilliant new poetic voice.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Polestar ; Berkeley, Calif. : Publishers Group West, c2003.
Characteristics: 104 p. :,port. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Question and answer