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Skin Divers (1999) [Collection]
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Skin Divers is award-winning writer Anne Michaels’ dazzling third book of poems. These poems develop the concern with love, transience, and memory evident in her earlier work, and at the same time signal a definitive turning point towards a new thematic landscape.

Michaels is a writer whose thoughts take shape in sensuous images, verbal music, and sinuous lines. Her short lyrics, like the longer monologues based on the lives of historical figures, explore an inner world fluid with feeling and memory. They reveal complex climates of emotion and sentiment, yet remain unsparing and unsentimental. As in the best poetry of our time, the luminous calm at the heart of her vision also registers the pressure of the darkness in our lives that has been momentarily withstood.

These powerful poems, tense with desire and "divided longings," remind us that Anne Michaels is among the most original poets of her generation.

Original title: Skin Divers
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

The following works are contained within this one:
     Ice House (1999) [Poem]
      Author: Anne Michaels

Edition #1: Skin Divers

Skin Divers (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Couples profound intellect with deeply felt emotion... a volume of intensely felt emotional truth, strengthened by intellectual rigor and haunting imagery." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Skin Divers, a series of meditations on the intensity of love, has an intimacy at times so tender it hurts." The Times (U.K.)
  • "Stunning…Michaels is a poet of light and rain, the body and the mind, and she brings something new to every facet of life she ponders." Booklist
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Skin Divers (September 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771059070
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.4 x 0.2 in
Pages: 68

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Skin Divers (1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747544531
Dimensions: 5.4 x 7.8 x 0.7 in
Pages: 67

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Skin Divers (September 1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771058790
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 x 0.7 in
Pages: 68

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