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Proof of a Tongue
Sandra Alland, published by McGilligan Books (Toronto)
Edited by Stuart Ross

For delivery in UK, Europe & North America:

  • ISBN: 1-894692-08-X
  • 3 (10 year anniversary sale price!)
  • poetry
  • 104pp
  • 2004

From the McGilligan catalogue...

"Proof of a Tongue
eloquently establishes a new poetic voice worthy of serious attention. Sandra Alland writes with dry wit and mature assurance, grounding a sophisticated metaphysical vocabulary in the colloquial. Language is a perfect tool in her hands. Proof of a Tongue describes Scarborough as a 'town of serial killers and suicide vistas' and asserts that inflection can soothe with 'miraculous breath.' From 'the sadness teenage girls have difficulty naming' to boys who draw 'VanGogh/Kahlo sandwiches' Sandra Alland gazes slyly at life, smoothly piercing the surfaces of meaning. Alland exerts a deft control of subject and language."