Acquainted With Absence: Selected Poems by Karen Mulhallen, edited by Douglas Glover
“—a magnificent poet, prolific, protean and deeply, intensely, personal. She is a metaphysical poet, concerned with ends and existence, yet she grounds everything in the specific and the concrete.
“Reading and rereading her, one begins to notice, beyond the narratives of love and death and the concrete references to loved ones and beloved places, insistent recurrences—water, islands, plant lore, horses, seahorses—unfolding into myth, comedy, eros and personal anguish.”
—Douglas Glover, from the Introduction
Karen Mulhallen is Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning magazine Descant. She has published ten books of poetry and authored, co-authored, edited and co-edited magazines, anthologies, columns and critical articles on culture and the arts. She also teaches literature at Ryerson University and lives in Toronto.