Sue Goyette

Sue Goyette has published a novel and six previous collections of poetry, including Ocean (winner of the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award and finalist for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize), The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl, and Penelope. She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Earle Birney Prize, the ReLit Award, and the Bliss Carman Award. Goyette lives in Halifax, where she teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University. In 2020 she was appointed the city of Halifax’s eighth poet laureate.

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Anthesis: A Memoir
Sue Goyette

2020 / Poetry / $19.95
9781554472109 / Trade paper / 80 pp

This work of poetry reclaims both a childhood trauma and a fictionalized telling of that experience. Retrospectively gleaning bits from an autobiographical novel published early in her career, Sue Goyette’s process of “inverted redaction” extracts emotive words and images and gathers them into a new and freer account. Paired with her mythopoetic use of language, this technique of clipping and rearranging previously composed words escapes the confines of conventional narrative, embracing poetry’s adeptness at preserving expansive truths in the careful ordering of small particulars.

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Other Books by this Author

Solstice 2020: An Archive
Sue Goyette

2021 / Canadian Poetry / $18.95 CAN
9781554472246 / Trade paper / 48 pp
Sue Goyette

2017 / Canadian Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554471744 / Trade paper / 96 pp
The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl
Sue Goyette

2015 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554471461 / Trade paper / 64 pp
Sue Goyette

2013 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554471225 / Trade paper / 80 pp

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