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After the deaths of her two grandmothers, Andrea MacPherson came to realize that she did not really know their stories, and would never be able to ask them. In Ellipses, her third collection of poetry, she reimagines familiar lore to recreate the lives of these two extraordinary women. Inspired by a trinity of personal events -- the deaths of both of MacPherson's grandmothers and the birth of her daughter -- Ellipses reclaims the often obscured realities of motherhood, illness and the struggles of these women for independence -- in verse. This exploration leads to other marginalized voices in history -- including Suzanne Valadon and the models who posed for Bellocq -- and their stories. The poems in Ellipses are extractions, explorations and, finally, moments of alternate life experiences that are so often left to the ... of historical record.

About the Author

Andrea MacPherson is a poet and novelist, and has written five books: two novels, Beyond the Blue and When She Was Electric, and three poetry collections, Ellipses, Away, and Natural Disasters.When She Was Electric placed number 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People's Choice, and Natural Disasters was longlisted for the ReLit Awards.Her poetry was anthologized in the UK publication, How the Light Gets In, and she has been a runner-up in both Grain Magazine's Short Grain Award, and PRISM International's Poetry Award.Born in Vancouver, Andrea was raised in the lower mainland. Andrea holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Department at the University of British Columbia, where she was Editor of PRISM International. She has also acted as the Reviews Editor for Event Magazine. Andrea currently teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781927426395
ISBN-10: 1927426391
Publisher: Signature Editions
Publication Date: March 31st, 2014
Pages: 91
Language: English