Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia
Force Field is the first anthology of BC women poets in 34 years. It gathers the poetry of seventy-seven emerging, mid-career and established poets who currently live and write in British Columbia. Now readers can more easily share, study and take pleasure in the range and vitality of women's poetry today. Edited with introduction by Susan Musgrave. Each poet's section features 4 pages of poems, a bio and author photo.
Force Field looks and feels, in your hands, like the kind of book with treasures.
- Dandi Meng
In Karen Hofmann’s '"Fickers," she revs up the birds into "Garage Van Halens," sending them into the great heavy metal beyond. "Stoned angels of the neighborhood," she writes, "they flush/ up from under your feet, flash of flame/ as wings snap open, fresh-fender-rust-freckled/ chassis…" They are electric and alive, these flickers, and the poem celebrates their nerve and their fragility.
- Frances McCue