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House of Anansi Press

The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out

Written by Karen Solie

Published April 02, 2015 | ISBN 9781770898219
POETRY / Canadian / General

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112 pages | 8.50 in × 5.50 in
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About this book

The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out

Karen Solie

In her fourth collection, and the first since the Griffin Poetry Prize–winning Pigeon, Karen Solie advances her extraordinary poetics of impetus and second thoughts. Ferrying the intimate self through the public realm, these poems meditate on the tensile strength of our most elemental bonds and beliefs.

Consistently attuned to the demotic and the enigmatic, she returns our language to us as if new again, in a style somehow both nomadic and steady, both unpredictable and meticulously crafted.

Intelligent, witty, tough-minded, and perceptive, The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out offers Solie's most exciting and captivating work to date, in poems of natural contemplation and uncertainty ranging under the aegis of lyric grace.

About the Author

Karen Solie

Karen Solie is the author of three collections of poems, including Pigeon, which won the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have been published in North America, the U.K., and Europe. She lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
…remarkable…[t]here are glimmers of hope in these poems…
  • Short-listed Trillium Book Award, 2016