From the Back Cover
Astonishing poetry that moves between conversational simplicity and dense metaphor with the ease of a tumbler floating momentarily above her trampoline. Readers who know Elisabeth Harvor as a compelling writer of fiction will experience the thrill of another discovery with Fortress of Chairs
, her first book of poetry. Alice Munro says that Harvor has produced "absolutely some of the best, richest, subtlest, craziest, finest writing ever about marriage, kids, sex... LIFE."
About the Author
ELISABETH HARVOR’s first novel, Excessive Joy Injures the Heart, was named one of the ten best books of the year by the Toronto Star in 2000 and her most recent story collection is Let Me Be the One, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in many periodicals and anthologies, among them The Malahat Review, PRISM international, The New Yorker, and anthologies in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Europe. She won the Alden Nowlan Award in 2000 and was the 2003 winner of the Marian Engel Award.