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If There Were Roads

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Guided by the geography of land and mind, the familiar and the unknown converge in If There Were Roads by Joanna Lilley. Pulled like the tide between the sea and the shore, If There Were Roads drives toward new vistas while reflecting on what has been lost in the process of moving forward. Lilley's poems explore the paths we take from here to there when there are no roads to guide us.

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Joanna Lilley claims in her poem "Two Ghosts" that "it wasn't supposed to be about the people," yet that is exactly what If There Were Roads is about--people and what they do to the bodies of animals; people on journeys accompanied by ghosts, adn myth, and crows; people both lost and at home. Lilley's journey takes us into the cycles of the seasons where certainty exists only in acute observation and reflection. If There Were Roads is haunting and luscious, full of place and heart.
 - Micheline Maylor, Little Wildheart
 
Poems of place and displacement, of leaving home and finding home, move seamlessly through inner and outer landscapes in Lilley's lively, evocative collection. Arresting and captivating, If There Were Roads is poetry brimming with new ways of seeing.
 - Catherine Graham, The Celery Forest

 

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Joanna Lilley

Joanna Lilley is an award-winning poet living in Whitehorse. Born in the UK, Joanna has always been drawn north, crossing the Arctic Circle twice, before settling in the Yukon. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Malahat Review and Grain. If There Were Roads is her second collection of poetry.

Website: joannalilley.com/
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