Karen Enns

Correspondences By Anne Michaels and Bernice Eisenstein McClelland & Stewart Unpaginated, $35 Reviewed by Karen Enns             Correspondences is a deeply layered collaboration between poet and novelist Anne Michaels, and artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein (author of the graphic memoir “I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors”). It is a beauty of a book, seamlessly […]


Poet sees prairie clearly

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August 18, 2013

Seldom Seen Road By Jenna Butler NeWest Press, 76 pages, $14.95 Reviewed by Karen Enns The title poem of Jenna Butler’s Seldom Seen Road, the Edmonton author’s third book, opens with the line “what is true about this land” and goes on to list these truths: that “ prairie is scant / but wears it […]

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New Theatre by Susan Steudel Coach House Books, 95 pages, $17.95 Reviewed by Karen Enns A short, untitled poem in the first section of Vancouver resident Susan Steudel’s New Theatre seems designed to look like a typewritten, anonymous message. Words are cut and pasted across the page, slightly off-kilter, but the images are clear and […]