Reviews

To support writers and their publishers, The Malahat Review posts the book reviews appearing in its print edition as each issue is published. They are arranged below by genre and within each genre, by author, listed in alphabetical order of last name. Some of the reviews posted below are expanded versions of the reviews that appeared in the print edition. Years listed are publication dates, not review dates.

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Spotlight Review:
Cornelia Hoogland

Trailer Park Elegy

Trailer Park Elegy, a beautiful remembrance of the poet’s brother, goes beyond the boundaries of its overt subject to reflect on life and death, identity and being, separation and connection, in imagery that reaches beyond the brief span of [our] human life. Whale and sparrow, the universe and dark matter, the Pentlach people and the fish weir they built two thousand years ago, all enter the story. Cornelia Hoogland, an experienced poet and dramatist, has drawn on the depths of her poetic knowledge to create an organic long poem that sings in the darkness and lights up our own lives with its brief flare. 

Full review by Barbara Colebrook Peace

Trailer Park Elegy

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