Riven : Poems

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  • Author(s): Catherine Owen
  • Publication Information:
    Toronto : a misFit book. 2020
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    • Abstract:
      Winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry In 2010, Catherine Owen's 29-year-old spouse died of a drug addiction. A year later, she relocated to an apartment by the Fraser River in Vancouver, B.C. As she moved beyond the initial shock, the river became her focus: a natural, damaged space that both intensifies emotion and symbolizes healing. In a sequence of aubades, or dawn poems, Owen records the practice of walking by or watching the river every morning, a routine that helps her engage in the tough work of mourning. Riven (a word that echoes river and means rift) is an homage to both a man and an ecosystem threatened by the presence of toxins and neglect. Yet, it is also a song to the beauty of nature and memory, concluding in a tribute to Louise Cotnoir's long poem The Islands with a piece on imagined rivers. While Designated Mourner honors grief, Riven focuses on modes of survival and transformation through looking outward, and beyond.
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      9781770415249. 9781773055121. 9781773055138. 9781773055145.
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      CATHERINE OWEN. Riven : Poems. Toronto: a misFit book, 2020. ISBN 9781770415249. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2327323. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
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      Catherine Owen. Riven : Poems. a misFit book; 2020. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2327323
    • APA:
      Catherine Owen. (2020). Riven : Poems. a misFit book.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Catherine Owen. 2020. Riven : Poems. Toronto: a misFit book. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2327323.
    • Harvard:
      Catherine Owen (2020) Riven : Poems. Toronto: a misFit book. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2327323 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Catherine Owen 2020, Riven : Poems, a misFit book, Toronto, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Catherine Owen. Riven : Poems. a misFit book, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2327323.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Catherine Owen. Riven : Poems. Toronto: a misFit book, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2327323.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Catherine Owen. Riven : Poems [Internet]. Toronto: a misFit book; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2327323