Island Women: Our Prose & Poetry

Description

128 pages
$5.50
ISBN 0-920304-19-2

Publisher

Year

1982

Contributor

Edited by L. Brehaut and others
Reviewed by Carolyn Bett

Carolyn Bett was President, CEBET Bibliographies.

Review

This collection is strongly reminiscent of a high school year book: some fine writing lurks amidst the doggerel. By placing the name and thumbnail biographical sketch at the top of the page, before the writing, the editor has stressed the names rather than the writings. The names should emerge on their own if the writing warrants it.

No doubt the book is representative of what Island women are writing (or any women, for that matter); however, it seems detrimental to serious writers to bury their work among the nondescript offerings of dilettantes.

Citation

“Island Women: Our Prose & Poetry,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 23, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/38634.