Robin Durnford

Robin Durnfords poetry collection A Lovely Gutting was short-listed for the Writers Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador Heritage & History Award, and her illustrated chapbook, Fog of the Outport (artwork by Meagan Musseau) was the subject of a 2013 CBC Land & Sea documentary. Born in St. Johns and raised on the west coast of Newfoundland, Durnford currently teaches at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook.



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Robin Durnford

2016 / Poetry / $19.95
9781554471553 / Trade paper / 112 pp


Sick for the language nan speaks, Robin Durnfords poems pursue the dervish verbs of a torquey local idiom, their punchy rhythms and visceral imagery invoking a sort of barbaric yawp for Newfoundlands south coast. Whether shes writing of childbirth, family lore or teenage shenanigans, her work is rooted, her tongue still twists / in the deserted weeds of barren banks / for recitations, caribou, heroic deeds, and blessd / fishing coast I cannot leave.




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