Reasons for Winter by Naomi Guttman

By Naomi Guttman

Winner of the 1992 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry (QSPELL, now the Quebec Writers Federation) and shortlisted for the 1991 Pat Lowther Award

Naomi Guttman's first choice of poems marks the looks of a deeply emotional, extremely smart new voice. Its topic is intimacy -- ours, specifically women's, event of intimacy in lots of kinds, the way it marks us, how we lengthy for it, the ways that it really is either our fulfilment and our undoing. The personae variety from youngsters to outdated women and men, jailbirds to schoolgirls; the language is selected with out ever turning into planned, specified yet constantly musical. those are poems from and of the guts, chastened by means of event, taut with craft.

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