Micheline Maylor's poems slip effortlessly through topics ranging from what we give up as we age to regrets for love that has passed, the interplay between the animal world and human thought, and the myths we append to ourselves and others. An expansive, conversational voice underscores the poet's technical mastery as her subjects turn from hope to fearlessness. Maylor asks readers to perceive how we inhabit our selves, how words construct us. By turns quirky, startling, earthy, and hope-filled, these poems reflect the moods of existence. Little Wildheart is rich with challenge and surprise.
Whirr and Click
Micheline Maylor's many-textured poems explore the liminal space where finite time expand and contract into one another. In a duet of contrasts, memory, coming of age, danger, the erotic, and love twine into elegy and wonder. Time plays a featuring role and acts to freeze moments exactly as they arrive and simultaneously stretches experience into ungraspable infinity.
The Raymond Knister Poems
Raymond Knister was a rising Canadian literary star when he died
mysteriously of drowning in 1932. In this debut collection Micheline
Maylor considers the circumstances surrounding Knister's sudden death
and deftly captures the voices of those caught up in the tragedy.
Treading gently through innuendo and rumour, Maylor draws the reader
into the story with finely etched portraits of the characters and their