Cornelia C. Hornosty
The finely crafted poems of Cornelia Hornosty’s Ordinary Days celebrate the cotidian with the deceptive informality of Auden’s Musee des Beaux Arts. Anything but ordinary, Hornosty's latest volume documents a personal journey of growth, love and loss with the wry detachment of a silent witness carefully noting atmosphere, nuance and gesture. Events, people and scenes described from the outside reveal their essence through language that is casual and precise against the relentless rhythm of successive moments. Conversational yet strangely classical, the poems of Ordinary Days lull the reader into tranquil awareness only disturbed by an unexpected intensity, reverberating with a lasting echo.
Cornelia Hornosty (nee DeYoung) has a BA in French Literature from Oberlin College, Ohio, with studies in Grenoble, France, and an MA in French Literature from McMaster University. She lived in Ontario for 28 years and has been living in Victoria,BC, for the past eight years. She has published poems and fiction in a number of Canadian literary magazines, including Canadian Literature, Canadian Forum, Queen’s Quarterly, Malahat Review, New Quarterly, Grain, Pottersfield Portfolio, and Dalhousie Review. Three previous collections were published by Borealis Press in Ottawa: Voice with Flowers (1991), Under the Beaks of Millions (1993), and The Inner Romaine of Our Lives (2000).
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