“Bachinsky writes for us, the inheritors of a debased estate in which the last elegiac strains are heard chiefly as canned schmaltz piped into the corridors.” —K. Silem Mohammad
“The range of diction in these poems is wild, the diversity of influence deliciously idiosyncratic. How often have we seen John Milton and Lisa Robertson acknowledged between the same covers? Bachinsky’s willingness to range fearlessly through history sets her writing apart—or at least, places it in the company of equally daring poets like Robertson, Maine’s Jennifer Moxley, and Eliot himself.” —Jenanette Lynes for Fieldstone Review
“Bachinsky proves herself to be a versatile, skilled poet unafraid to shake things up.” —Zoe Whittall for The Globe and Mail
“Her work can straddle both sides: formal and experimental, personal and mathematical, with a keen ear for the erotically ridiculous.” — Zoe Whittall for The Globe and Mail
“Through anagram, pillage, plunder and other structural plays, Curio enacts a wonderful revenge on expectation.” — rob mclennan for Canadian Literature
Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of CURIO (2005), and Home of Sudden Service (2006), which was nominated for a Governor General’s Award for poetry and the Bronwen Wallace Award for poetry. Her work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies and on film in Canada, the US, and abroad, and has been translated into French and Chinese. Her third book of poems, God of Missed Connections is forthcoming in the Spring of 2009. She lives in Vancouver.
April 2009 | Poetry
6×9 inches | 111 pages