To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open

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  • Author(s): E. Alex Pierce
  • Series:
    Robert Kroetsch Series
  • Publication Information:
    Edmonton : The University of Alberta Press. 2020
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      In this collection, E. Alex Pierce enters the territory of memory embedded in landscape where “language tied to the land” evokes the cadence of tidal rivers and creates a fluid world. She traces the fragmented childhood beginnings that lead to the formation of a young artist who moves from music, through theatre, to poetry. The passionate relationships and complex juxtapositions of art and performance that form an artist's life find voice here in the symphonic structure of the long poem, the provocative individual prose poems, and the final stretched sonnet sequence that interrogates a lost love, “Still. Shimmering in the morning wind. And gone.” These fiercely poised works are layered and rich, with sensuous attention to line and breath: a major work from an accomplished poet. And in that space of summer afternoon, the image born of sound and light inhabits all her blood and bone, the mind ignites. She sees the fire – space for her is stage now, theatre is the flame. She sees it burning all the way back to the Sable River, the lamp, the voices, the two old people, in the dark, without wall or roof or post or beam – and even as her father buries refuse in the cellar hole, turns all this under, she seizes it, picks up her torch, and runs. —from the title poem
    • Subject Terms:
    • Related ISBNs:
      9781772124538. 9781772124613.
    • Accession Number:
      2384759
    • Publication Information:
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      E. ALEX PIERCE. To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, 2020. ISBN 9781772124538. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2384759. Acesso em: 2 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      E. Alex Pierce. To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open. The University of Alberta Press; 2020. Accessed December 2, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2384759
    • APA:
      E. Alex Pierce. (2020). To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open. The University of Alberta Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      E. Alex Pierce. 2020. To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open. Robert Kroetsch Series. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2384759.
    • Harvard:
      E. Alex Pierce (2020) To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press (Robert Kroetsch Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2384759 (Accessed: 2 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      E. Alex Pierce 2020, To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open, Robert Kroetsch Series, The University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, viewed 2 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      E. Alex Pierce. To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open. The University of Alberta Press, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2384759.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      E. Alex Pierce. To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open. Robert Kroetsch Series. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2384759.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      E. Alex Pierce. To Float, to Drown, to Close Up, to Open [Internet]. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press; 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 2]. (Robert Kroetsch Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2384759