“With a big cosmological bang, a shout, a creation song, Pauline Le Bel’s They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud opens with a hymn to creation, to planet earth, to our common mother Gaia. Then the poems plunge us into the particularities of a woman’s everyday life, moving through the stages of childhood, adulthood, and elder-dom. Le Bel is above all else a praise-singer whose poems call us to participate in the universal song.” Susan McCaslin, author of Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne (Quattro Books, 2016)
They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud was published by Collins Foundation Press in June 2017. $14.99
For a copy, you can email me: songspinner(at) shaw(dot)ca. It will soon be available on Amazon.
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