Saviours in this Little Space for Now: Poems for Emily Carr and Vincent Van Gogh
Published by Salmon Poetry
Stephanie McKenzie’s third collection brings together two great artists – Emily Carr (1871-1945) and Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) – both infamously frustrated by societies that did not understand them. With skilful hand and uncompromising heart, McKenzie tackles the formidable project of discovering not just their paintings, but also connections in the lives, souls and sensibilities of these extraordinary artists.
“Each poem is as carefully crafted as Van Gogh’s sunflowers or Carr’s forests, inviting us into a revelatory communion.”
– Michelle Johnson, World Literature Today
Stephanie McKenzie was born in British Columbia, but now lives on Canada’s east coast in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Her previous poetry collections are Cutting My Mother’s Hair (2006; ISBN 9781903392522) and Grace Must Wander (2009; ISBN 9781907056123), both published by Salmon Poetry. She teaches at Memorial University in Newfoundland.