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88 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00)

Publication Date: November 2005

ISBN 9781894987059

Rights: US

Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd (Nov 2005)

Price: $15.00


A strong debut collection from Montreal poet Oana Avasilichioaei, Abandon is filled with the richness of a country's history. The poet melds the legends of Romania with its new reality in her vivid and insightful poetry. Dragons rub shoulders with Mountaineers with bad teeth. Women wash carpets in the river, and builders wall women into Monasteries. This is a rich collection and a very promising new voice in Canadian poetry. 

Author Biography

Oana Avasilichioaei is the author of three chapbooks, Occupational Sickness (translations of Romanian poet Nichita Stanescu), The Dictator's Garden, and Close Your Eyes. She lives in Montreal, where she is a freelance editor and translator, as well as a teacher of English and Creative Writing at Dawson College.