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- DescriptionA new poetry collection by an emerging Canadian poet, Talya Rubin, winner of Bronwen Wallace Award Emerging Writers St Kilda is a barren, rocky archipelago 100 miles off the west coast of Scotland. In 1930, harsh conditions led the islands' remaining 36 inhabitants to relocate to the mainland, while seabirds and a population of feral sheep were all that was left behind. In Leaving the Island , her first poetry collection, Talya Rubin enters the isolated lives of those last Kildareans, and probes the desert places in herself. Written during a series of extended trips abroad, including stays in Australia and Greece, Rubin's poems return, again and again, to a psychological landscape where mud and rock / and sea and salt and oily smell / of fish and fowl is all, all. Rife with exacting wordplay and frank self-reckonings, Leaving the Island is a book about endings and what remains when we start over.
- Author BiographyTalya Rubin is a poet, a playwright, and a performer. She was awarded the Bronwen Wallace Award Emerging Writer and, in 2011, she was shortlisted for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem and was a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She lives in Montreal.
- Author(s)Talya Rubin
- PublisherVehicule Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2015
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationMontreal, QC
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintVehicule Press
- Weight128 g
- Width139 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine3 mm
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