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M.E. Csamer : Comments by Writers and Critics


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The poems of M.E. Csamer's Paper Moon, a collection coming out of the exciting new Toronto publishing collective Watershed Books, find words for those who can't or won't themselves by giving voice to the gestures by which they communicated their love.

— Sonnet L'Abbé, Canadian Literature.



Many of Csamer's poems are angry lyircs —and rightly so— struggling to find a language to communicate betrayal and horror. But the other side of rage is wonder, and there is plenty of that here too, as in "The Visitation," where the frenzy of soft wings beating against a window eclipses more insistent sound and casts an impossibly large shadow. "Learning the Words" creates an epic sweep to narrate the special language between mother and daughter with gritty tenderness. These two poems, in fact, effectively demonstrate the range of Csamer's poetic voice: the one condensed and understated, the other expansive and narrative.

— Janice Fiamengo, Journal of Canadian Poetry.

M.E. Csamer's works copyright © to the author.


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