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Kaddish for My Mother

Written by
Marsha Barber

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97 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781774660065
$20.00 CA

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About the Book

This is Marsha Barber's fourth collection. Her writing has appeared in such periodicals as the Literary Review of Canada, The Walrus and The New Quarterly. In addition to her other awards, Marsha has been longlisted for the national ReLit Award and shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize and the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She's been a featured reader at poetry events around the world, from London to Laos. Marsha is a professor at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Praise for Marsha Barber's Work:

The poems in this book are spellbinding in their exploration of lives touched by joy and unravelled by sorrow. The lines on the page and the soul searching that undergird them reveal Barber at her finest as a writer and most complex as a human being trying to fathom the vagaries of love and fate.

- Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Brown and Return

From her first book, Marsha Barber brought to poetry a mature voice, a keen eye for striking imagery, and an astute ear for the revealing phrase. Barber in her fourth collection furthers her reputation for intimate, compelling poems about family, local and global events and far-flung travels. She concludes this engaging collection with a sequence of stunning clarity about her mother's decline into senility, and Barber's own aging, with characteristic wincing insight and dialogue that sears the heart.

- Bruce Hunter, author of In the Bear's House and Two O'Clock Creek

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About the Author Marsha Barber
Marsha Barber lives in Toronto, where she is on faculty at Ryerson University´s School of Journalism. Marsha has been shortlisted for the international Bridport Poetry Prize and longlisted for the national ReLit award. She has won a number of other awards including several first-place prizes from the Ontario Poetry Society, and the Chester Macnaghten Prize. Marsha has been published in such periodicals as The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, The Walrus and The Prairie Journal.

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