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Lorna Crozier : Comments by Writers and Critics


  • In NeWest Review Margaret Laurence described her as "a poet to be grateful for."

  • Ed Dyck in Newest Review wrote, " ... she is a passionate writer ... a ruthless craftswoman"; Marya Fiamengo in Canadian Literature called attention to her " ... felicity of language, depth of feeling, and a compassionate compelling vision ..."

  • "The Garden Going On Without Us touches on a myriad themes and moods, a series of tight bright knots tied together by the poet's double gift: keen insight into the human heart coupled with a love of language for its own sake. This is a real reader's book, unique in its accomplishment of being both profound and accessible."

  • Of Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence, Diana Relke wrote, "Lorna Crozier is one of the best poets writing in Saskatchewan today. The precision of her images places her within the local tradition, while her concern with the articulation of femail experience — especially sexual experience — identifies her with a wider Canadian tradition that includes the work of Dorothy Livesay and Margaret Atwood. As suggested by the prizes Crozier received for several of the poems contained in it, Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence is a significant contribution to that tradition."

  • Inventing the Hawk, was the Globe and Mail's editor's choice for two weeks running; Books in Canada called the poems in that collection "grace incarnate."

  • "Crozier has a wonderful narrative voice and many of her poems feel like whole stories told in a few breaths. All of which makes this book, Everything Arrives at the Light hard to put down."
    — Stephen Osborne, Geist

  • "This new book, Everything Arrives at the Light is full of hard knowledge; the poems are suffused with an awareness of dissolution and death, and of the irretrievably lost past. One comes away harrowed, for the psychic territory of many of the poems is Michael Ondaatje's hour in which 'we move small/in the last possibilities of the light'. And one comes away exalted, for despite darkness, even through darkness, Crozier glimpses the mystery of light at the heart of being ... But go get the book and read it yourself. You'll be harrowed — and exalted."
    — Mary Dalton, Books in Canada

  • "Lorna Crozier's status as a poet in Canada now rivals Al Purdy's in the '60's and '70's. She is a favourite of both her fellow writers and readers-at-large, who hear her regularly on Morningside and often search out her books through several printings."
    — Gary Geddes, B.C. Bookworld

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