About the Author
Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Three of her poems have been nominated for Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” 2015, and she has over 850 poems published in more than 375 international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published twelve other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series. In 2015, her chapbook No Raft – No Ocean was published by Scars Publications. More recently, her chapbook Make the Wind was published in April 2016 by Scars Publications. She also has a chapbook Currents pending publication in 2016 with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She is a vegan for the animals. She lives in Toronto with her family. She also sculpts, working with clay.
Preface . . .
This is a selection of Allison Grayhurst’s poems spanning over 25 years. Her unique, impressionistic language moves with urgency towards a deeper spiritual understanding, often arriving at potent revelations. Many of the poems confront the duality of life, opening up to infinity while trying to find the signature of infinity in the most rudimentary aspects of existence. There is a rich sexuality in many of them, with a thread of longing flowing through complex imagery. These poems are layered, evoking a deep sense of inner struggle while connecting with a universal rhythm, demanding to be read and re-read.
Trial And Witness
Available May 7th, 2016
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