Dark Water Songs by Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes

By Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes

The poems in darkish Water Songs commence at the margins of islands and ancestors, and fan out, probing love, loss and life’s dilemmas. They extend and deepen the poetic exploration which begun along with her past collections, mining the reciprocal areas enabled by way of the hyphen among Jamaican and Canadian, exploring silences, the burden of reminiscence, and a feeling of the sacred. the gathering contributes to the physique of labor through modern Canadian writers of Caribbean beginning. the viewpoint is that of a poet/educator and previous nun—a author who negotiates the area throughout the lens of islands and continents, landscapes and seas. The e-book finally presents a well timed reaction to society’s angst—acknowledging vulnerability whereas foregrounding hope.

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