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A FEW THINGS THAT STAY: 2017 IN CANADIAN POETRY

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The waking, the being awakened/ the being asked, the replying/ the dutifully waiting, the inwardly leaping in Sue Goyette's Penelope . Cathedralings of what I know and don't know about Plath, and the deep well beneath that more explicit source, in Sina Queyras's My Ariel . Lives lived and lived again in Mary di Michele's Bicycle Thieves . Swords of light in Sue Sinclair's Heaven's Thieves . Being right there - in the rooms, under the desk, at the hospital, on fresh grass - in Susan Elmslie's Museum of Kindness . Tracings of earth and root in Phoebe Wang's Admission Requirements . Funhouse mirror effects (and that title!) in Linda Besner's Feel Happier in 9 Seconds . Intimacy and elegy in Roo Borson's Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar . The thrill of the tremble in Erin Robinsong's Rag Cosmology . Triage and welcome in Ronna Bloom's The More . Seeds and branches in Gillian Sze's Panicle . Still in its wra