The Emily Valentine Poems, Zoe Whittall’s second collection of poetry, is an innovative book that challenges the impossible notions of femininity that permeate our culture. The texts within include self-portraits, prose poems, fake fan letters and confessional lyric snapshots. These are pharmaceutically enhanced tributes to the hangovers of twenty-something love and to the pop icons from an unconventional 1980s childhood. With The Emily Valentine Poems, Zoe Whittall provides us with the perfect soundtrack for the culturally literate rebel in all of us.
isbn: 0973943831 / 9780973943832 │ 10.00 │ 6 x 6 inches │ 88 pages │ 2006
Zoe Whittall is the author of two literary novels, Holding Still for as Long as Possible (Anansi), and Bottle Rocket Hearts (Cormorant), and one short novel for reluctant readers called The Middle Ground (Orca). She has also published three books of poetry, most recently Precordial Thump (Exile).
Praise for The Emily Valentine Poems
“The only book of poetry I enjoyed this year was Zoe Whittall’s The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life. Everything about this book is pleasing.”
“Brave, fun inventive poetry…favoring the emotional and the sensual, these delicate reflections and reinventions create a space where desire and distance combine.”
— Broken Pencil