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This Side of Light is a stunning volume of poems that surveys the brilliant career of a Montreal poet.
- Montreal Review of Books
Carolyn's most recent book is This Side of Light: Selected Poems (1995-2020), her ninth. Selected and introduced by Governor General award-winning poet Arleen Paré, this timely volume celebrates the evolution and scope of Souaid’s work over a 25-year period— from the early titles focused on human connectedness and the difficult bridging of worlds, to more recent ones exploring themes of aging, loss, letting go, and the vulnerability of life. Praised for her bold experiments with the long poem, Souaid is known for her evocative imagery, “surprising lyric twists” (Event) and “sudden illuminations on the rim of our consciousness” (Rover Montreal), and has been described by P.K. Page as having a “dark and powerful voice.”
Mary Scorer Award Finalist
Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher