White Linen Remembered

White Linen Remembered

White Linen Remembered

by Marya Fiamengo


  • Autumn 1996
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-41-8 (0-921870-41-8)
  • 6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 80 pages
  • Poetry

Marya Fiamengo is one of Canada’s truly fine poets. For nearly four decades, she has been publishing poetry of unusual distinctiveness. Intelligent, richly evocative, formidable in its clarity, lyrical and yet austere, the voice in Fiamengo’s poems is like no other in Canadian poetry.

White Linen Remembered, her seventh collection, expresses her concern for the continued vitality of the individual, and does so, paradoxically, within an elegiac frame. Invoking the power of art to console and heal in the face of the inevitables of human loss, Fiamengo meditates on the origins of personal identity and, ultimately, the imponderables of the devine

“In Fiamengo’s poetry religious and feminist attitudes have become fully integrated”
— Fran Davis, Matrix

“When such a gifted poet reaches an advanced age and turns her vision directly on what it means to be human and facing the inevitables of loss, we would be wise to listen.”
— Tim Bowling, Quill & Quire

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