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This collection of poems includes a mandrill, a middle-aged woman, a Baghdad neighbourhood, a long marriage, even a dog who rides with his head through a truck’s passenger window. Julie Bruck’s works grapple with the question: What is sufficient, what will suffice?
Monkey Ranch by Julie Bruck leaps about the ordinary world with a deft detachment and flexible artistry – guiding us with its offbeat, caring and companionable sensibility. “There’s enough light to see by,” says Julie Bruck, even though the children turn their eyes away. This humane voice, quirky and patient, will see you through a world stripped of miracles.
Editor Sue Sinclair from Brick Books representing Julie Bruck (GG 2012, poetry) at the Canada Council for the Arts' public announcement of the 2012 winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards.
Past GG Winning Poetry