This Brighter Prison by Karen Connelly


Set in Basque Spain, France, Greece, and her native Calgary, these poems enact journeys of the body and heart with candour and sensuous grace, catching the very texture of human experience. Sexually and morally explicit, vivid, shocking, beautiful, here is a personal and passionate language, unafraid to move to the edge of experience, both of the self and of the world observed. In this book, Connelly probes the other side of sexual passion, the dubious comforts of religion, and various clichés about European life and travel.