Still Hungry by Alisa Gordaneer

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Still Hungry, Alisa Gordaneer's new collection of poetry, is a sumptuous read. A gracious host, the poet serves her readers poems with delectable titles like "Artichoke," "Plum Jam," "Ganache," "Pollo Con Chili" and "Raspberry Pie." But this is no poetic cookbook. Divided into four sections according to the basic sensations of taste -- salty, sour, bitter and sweet -- these poems are elegant meditations on how food so often shapes the crucial moments in our lives -- moments of sexual intimacy, love, friendship, betrayal and rebirth. Still Hungry also addresses concerns about food production and distribution. In "Slaughterhouse" Gordaneer explores the treatment of the animals raised for meat. In "Market/Place (Detroit)," she writes about her journey to a desolate farmers' market in Detroit in the midst of a snowstorm.

 

About Alisa Gordaneer

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Alisa Gordaneer is a poet, writer and editor who has taught at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Camosun College and Royal Roads University. She has worked as a newspaper editor, communications consultant and freelance journalist, and writes a regular column for Victoria's Boulevard Magazine. A member of the League of Canadian Poets, she has won many awards for her poetry and nonfiction.
 
Published March 31, 2015 by Signature Editions. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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