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Comments / Criticism


"...dreams us forward into laughter and light."
                   — Robin Skelton, Reference West


"Rogers unbuttons language like a verbal vamp."
"Rogers walks the linguistic high-wire with an intuitive balance that gives Woman at Mile Zero a hallucinatory force reminiscent of Verlaine and Rimbaud at their best."
"...the obsessively compelling power of a freshly recalled dream." " ...a surreal incandescence."
"...the skewed but undeniable logic of dreams."
"Confronted with the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, she'd fricasee the snake and make a nice apple tart for dessert."
                   — John Moore, The Vancouver Sun


"Poetry as love...No further explication is required this side of the grave."
                   — Charles Lillard, Victoria Times Colonist.


"Oral sensuality...bearing the double weight of childhood innocence and adult sexuality."
                   — Glen Downie


"... weaves memory into the present."
                   — Cary Fagan. Globe & Mail.


"Her poetry is fantastic, angry, compassionate, teased and tortured by memory, and at times overflowing with the human comedy. It places Rogers among our most notable contemporary poets."
                   — George Woodcock, BC Bookworld.


"...elegant, glittering poems containing terrible ironies. Violence and pain shimmer with a frozen glamour..."
                   — Mary Dalton, Books in Canada


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