|Olga Costopoulos||The Tiger Side of Night|
The Tiger Side of Night is a strong second book of poems from Alberta’s Olga Costopoulos. In poetry both vivid and sparse, Costopoulos probes ancient archetypes and confronts personal demons. With humour and defiance, she challenges the night its fears. Beginning with memories of a rural childhood, the collection goes on to deal with gardening, art and Ovid’s love nest by the Tiber. Along the way the poet scrutinizes figures from Greek mythology with the same feminist eye that examines the nature of housework. The collection ends with four poems from “Singing Toward Armageddon,” a sequence that won the CBC Alberta Anthology Poetry Contest in 2003.
Poet Olga Costopoulos
teaches Creative Writing at the University of Alberta. Her first book,
Muskox and Goat Songs was published by Ekstasis Editions in 1995.
Since that time she has been honing her craft and publishing in magazines,
notably the Australian Arts magazine Quadrant. Olga Costopoulos
writes, cooks and gardens at her home in Edmonton, Alberta.
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