Elizabeth Rhett Woods The Absinthe of Desire previous next   Ekstasis Editions

Dine at a lovers table — a feast of words which celebrate a consuming relationship that is, like absinthe, both intoxicating and deadly. The poet relishes the morsels life has left upon her plate, skillfully crafting a tantalizing array of experiences, where love and loss tempt with a dangerous appeal.

Elizabeth Rhett Woods was born in Prince George, B.C. in 1940. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. inPsychology, and has worked at a wide variety of jobs, including research in a psychology laboratory, research for CBC television, ‘hotwalking’ thoroughbreds, and Census Commissioner for Statistics Canada. She has published three books of poetry, Men (Fiddlehead, 1979), Bird Salad (Moonstone, 1990), and Family Fictions (Wolsak & Wynn) 2002, and two novels, The Yellow Volkswagen (Simon & Schuster Canada) 1971 and The Amateur (PaperJacks) 1980. Her plays and poetry have been broadcast on CBC Radio, most recently, “Life and Death along The Gorge,” on OutFront (2000). She lives in Victoria.

ISBN 1-894800-46-X
112 Pages
6 x 9
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