G&M Review of Triny Finlay’s Histories Haunt Us

Triny Finlay’s second collection of poetry, Histories Haunt Us, intends to unpack past events in order to comprehend their impact on the present. Finlay’s method is delicate, elliptical. The book’s first section, New Astronomers, opens with a series of five poems examining loss in the context of the speaker’s fragile psychological state: “pills and group and pills and group and pills” (Abstract Loss, 4).

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Reviewed by Rhea Tregebov

Globe and Mail Update Published on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 12:28PM EDT