Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Great Regulars: "The universe is a cabinet of mysteries

we tiptoe by, wondering," Susan Glickman writes in one of the poems in The Smooth Yarrow. That capacity for wonder is a hallmark of this Toronto writer's appealing sixth collection.

The title refers to an herb traditionally believed to have both medicinal and magical properties. In keeping with that motif, many of the poems in the book's first section address frailty, both physical and emotional, and our attempts to heal ourselves--as well as the intangibles that affect our lives.

from Barbara Carey: Toronto Star: The Smooth Yarrow by Susan Glickman and Left for Right by Glen Downie: Poetry reviews


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