Heather Susan Haley

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If you are a Rambling girl who wants to shirk and shake her motherland, read this jitters and jive guide to the other side of Canada and the world. Fads and fears take Air Canada wing (or Westjet’s). Sights seen turn into fables and metaphors, quirks of speech and character galore. As to the body of the language, the Canadian straightjacket lies like an old pair of stays on the stage in this diction strippers act. But there is a serious restlessness to Heather Haley's serial observations — in the tradition of that great Canadian traveller in poetry, Ralph Gustafson's: adagio notations, like his, on everything she sees and feels and musically reveals.
George McWhirter, author and Vancouver’s first Poet Laureate

Trailblazing poet, author, musician and media artist Heather Susan Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. Published in
numerous journals and anthologies, she was an editor for the LA Weekly, publisher of Rattler and the Edgewise Café, one of Canada's first electronic literary magazines. Architect of the Edgewise ElectroLit Centre and the Vancouver Videopoem Festival, her own works have been official selections at dozens of international film festivals. She is the host and curator of SEE THE VOICE: Visible Verse at Pacific Cinémathèque. An engaging performer, Haley has shared her poetry and music with audiences around the world. Most recently she toured eastern Canada and the U.S. in support of her critically acclaimed AURAL Heather CD of spoken word songs, Princess Nut.

ISBN 978-1-897430-47-7
82 Pages
6 x 9
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