Lenea Graces debut collection maps a series of relationships within a greater exploration of Canadiana, barreling through shield and crag, river and slag.A Generous Latitudeis not afraid of beer, bears, internal rhyme, David Hasselhoff, sediment, or sentiment. It does, however, eschew sliding down lampposts, CBC sitcoms, McGarrigles, and the sentimental. Taking humor in the human condition,A Generous Latitudetoys with juxtapositions of the serious with the silly, the irreverent with more somber realities. Music both teases and generates the poems within the collection. Here, Guy Lafleurs hockey-disco hybrid album is on par with the Righteous Brothers and Fleetwood Mac. Here, Im not smoking and its not analog, / but at 2 a.m., it is always 1979.A Generous Latitudetakes a wild, peculiar joy in supplanting the expected with rich imagery that lights the mundane and strips the Atlantic bare....
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A Generous Latitude Reviews
I chose to request Lenea Grace's A Generous Latitude from Netgalley, as I always like discovering new poets. Whilst I liked and appreciated all of the cultural details about Grace's native Canada, and the way in which some of her prose felt quite original, the majority of the poems here were very similar, and difficult to distinguish between. Some were just plain odd. Not really a collection for me.
So she asks him why men chase women
and he does not answer, cocks
one eyebrow, pulls a carving knife from the drawer.
it is not your heart I want but the rib you stole. Let me take what is mine.
He has always been a selfish lover.
There were a few gems like this one, but on a whole I felt something was missing and many of the poems fell short for me.
I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher.
Most of us crave a published work at times that feels like we are having a conversation with a group of friends. When one thinks of those conversations, one often reflects on serious elements as well as goofy comments and moments of quiet pondering. There is something enlightening as well as uplifting to our psyches after those types of conversations. And that is what reading Lenea Grace’s A Generous Latitude feels like. Less lik ...more