The Refrigerator Memory is an exuberant, strangely funny celebration of sadness. With fable-like miniature stories and short lyric poems, Shannon Bramer creates a world littered with stolen pears and prosthetic arms and inhabited by Kindness scientists and hot-air-balloon operators. The poems invoke a world of childhood delights and demons in the context of grown-up fears and appetites: heartbreak, loss, jealousy and old-fashioned sibling rivalry. You'll find the hopelessly misunderstood Love the Clown (never goes out without his red wig) and Noni, a forlorn young man who can't stop crying. But while sadness plays a starring role, the true hero of the collection is the imagination; its transformative powers warm widows and drunken gods and designated mourners. You won't forget The Refrigerator Memory: the icebox cometh to warm your heart.
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(203mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Coach House Books
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Author Biography - Shannon Bramer
Shannon Bramer was born in Hamilton. She is the author of two previous collections, scarf and suitcases and other poems, which won the Hamilton and Region Arts Council Book Award. She teaches contemporary poetry to intermediate students and is currently developing a program for special-needs and ESL students of all ages. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter Sadie.