Dust or Fire (eBOOK)
Published: October 4, 2016
Poetry / icehouse poetry
ePub: 9780864929426 $19.95
Is this life a route or a destination?
Alyda Faber's assured début examines the ties that bind us to one another and to the Earth we inhabit, and asks the question, What is left of us when we are gone?
Dust or Fire is Alyda Faber's first book of poetry. Her poems have appeared in the Antigonish Review, Bitterzoet, Contemporary Verse 2, Ensafh. (Etc.), the Malahat Review, the Nashwaak Review, and the Puritan Review, as well as in a chapbook, Berlinale Erotik: Berlin Film Festival. She teaches at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax.
"Family and its aftermath, how to honour the devastation and save the girl? Circling around her parents' meeting in a Frisian train station, Alyda Faber, at turns austere and lyric, elliptical and direct, zeroes in on love and fear until the atom splits. She gifts us with some of the best writing about family by a Canadian poet in many years." — John Barton