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Designated Mourner: Poems Catherine Owen

Designated Mourner: Poems
Catherine Owen

Paperback | May 2014 | ECW Press | 9781770412033 | 96pp | 216x140mm | GEN | AUD$34.99, NZD$39.99

Designated Mourner is a collection of elegies for an unconventional spouse and artistic collaborator, lost to addiction at a young age. These poems keen on the page, tracing tenderness and sorrow while raging against his night. Well crafted and intimate, Designated Mourner engages with a range of forms. It is timely as grief is a misunderstood and often shunned emotion in North American society, as is drug addiction. The poems allow emotion while never losing their aural power.