Sex, Death & Travel

Mona Fertig. Sex, Death & Travel. Oolichan, 1998.

The secondhand copy of this book I found at The Bookman has a beautiful full-colour French-fold cover. The title page identifies the collection as "prose poems" which is a good reminder that prose poems have been published for at least twenty years. I never cracked the code as to why some phrases are in italics although I have faith that there is a reason. I found the Travel section the most accessible. I imagine I have experienced the look and feel of Australia and some islands without ever having been there. The section on Death makes me wonder: are these prose poems non-fiction? It is still never safe to assume. A wonderful gift as I labour at my creative non-fiction course. 


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