Sina Queyras


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Sina Queyras (born 1963) is a Canadian poet. Her third collection of poetry, Lemon Hound, received the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award.

In 2005 she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books, the first anthology of Canadian poetry to be published by a U.S. press. She later edited Canadian Strange, a folio of contemporary Canadian writing for Drunken... more »

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Put Down That TV Tray

All I ever wanted was that living room, Sunday evening, chicken
In the roaster, that deep orange sofa, that maple table
Spread out like a wagon wheel upon which cups of tea floated
And macramé or puzzles could be assembled. Don't tell me

Disney isn't reality: whole cities have ticked by in nylon print
T-shirts, under lithographs of the Blue Boy in plastic K-Mart frames.
Poets, don't let your poems grow up to be idealists. I want in.
I agree we need to rethink everything from landfills to the accumulation

Of fat around the heart, but there really is nothing like ...

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