SUE GOYETTE SOLSTICE 2020: AN ARCHIVE (Gaspereau Press)
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SOLSTICE 2020: AN ARCHIVE
Every morning for the first 21 days of the locked-down and uncertain month of December 2020, Sue Goyette wrote a new poem to be published in Halifax’s The Coast that afternoon. Goyette’s skilful use of poetry’s artful unruliness—of its facility for reconciling our emotional and imaginative lives with occurrences in the everyday world—results in poems that illuminate a dark moment, contributing to “the work of imagining a way forward so there’s a bowl for everyone.”
Sue Goyette has published a novel and six previous collections of poetry, including Ocean (winner of the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award and finalist for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize), The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl, and Penelope. She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Earle Birney Prize, the ReLit Award, and the Bliss Carman Award. Goyette lives in Halifax, where she teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University. In 2020 she was appointed the city of Halifax’s eighth poet laureate.