Irene

Irene by Dennis Cooley
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ISBN:9780888012463

Irene

The poems in Irene, written before and after Cooley’s mother’s death, form an elegy to her. In Cooley’s words: “. . . it’s taken on some associations, connections with the Persephone story perhaps most obviously. The book is very personal, very close and emotional to me.”
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The poems in Irene, written before and after Cooley’s mother’s death, form an elegy to her. In Cooley’s words: “. . . it’s taken on some associations, connections with the Persephone story perhaps most obviously. The book is very personal, very close and emotional to me.”

“. . . [Irene] is dense, emotionally rich and moving.”

—The Globe and Mail
Awards
  • Shortlisted: McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

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