Walking Through Turquoise
By Laurie MacFayden
|Subject||POETRY / Canadian, LGBT|
|Size||6 x 9 inches|
|Binding type||Soft Cover with Flaps|
|Release Date||September 19, 2017|
Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry continues to explore the flirtations and secrets mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat. The clumsy intricacies of relationships; the things you want to shout from the rooftops but cannot tell; the tickle in your gut the first time she calls you honey. MacFayden ponders a one-way trip to Mars, the turmoil of clouds, the majesty of moonstone. “How can desire survive the tragedy of human aging?” she asks, never losing sight of the joying, wet, throbbing hallelujah. Walking Through Turquoise is a celebration of the glorious swirling twine that binds us to things of this earth and beyond.
Laurie MacFayden is an award-winning poet, visual artist and journalist who has lived in Edmonton since 1984. In addition to two books of poetry, Kissing Keeps Us Afloat (2014) and White Shirt (2010), both published with Frontenac House, her writing has appeared in The New Quarterly, FreeFall, Queering the Wayand online at canadianpoetries.com. Her work has been performed in Edmonton’s Loud & Queer Cabaret, Skirts Afire HerArts Festival, and Q the Arts: Calgary’s Queer Arts & Culture Festival.
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