Tale Light: New & Selected Poems 1984-2009
This volume brings together selections from Karen Mac Cormack's poetry publications 1984-2009: Nothing by Mouth, Straw Cupid, Quill Driver, QUIRKS & QUILLETS, Marine Snow, THE TONGUE MOVES TALK, AT ISSUE, and VANITY RELEASE. Also included are previously uncollected poems and a selection of new work. Some of the earlier poems appear in revised form.
About the author: Born in Luanshya, Zambia, Karen Mac Cormack's most recent book is the polybiography IMPLEXURES (COMPLETE EDITION), published by Chax Press and West House Books in 2008. Her poetry appears in various national and international anthologies including PRISMATIC PUBLICS, Another Language, and Out of Everywhere. Her work is also the subject of numerous essays, most recently in ANTIPHONIES: ESSAYS ON WOMEN'S EXPERIMENTAL POETRIES IN CANADA (The Gig, 2008). Selections of her poetry have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish, and Norwegian. A resident of Toronto for many years she currently lives in the USA where she teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.