All Souls’

Poetry

Publisher Signal Editions / Véhicule Press (2012)

ISBN 978-155065-338-0

Canadian Release Date September 2012

US Release Date January 2013

Bold poems of beauty and power.

Bluesy, opinionated, sly, self-chastising and tender, Rhea Tregebov’s All Souls’—her first  collection since 2004—commands a range of tones wider and bolder than anything in her previous six books. Inspired by crises both personal (divorce, adult children, aging parents) and societal (global warming, financial implosion), All Souls’  bracingly addresses the quandary at the heart of our present moment: the fear of change and the fear of standing still. Enriched by a sharp palate and crackling with confidence, Tregebov’s new poems capture life in all its rueful aspects, and do so with a lyricism of considerable beauty and power.

“Tregebov has always been a poet’s poet, but never more so than here. Honesty of feeling and honesty of expression are the author’s twin talents.”

George Fetherling, Quill & Quire.

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George Fetherling, Quill & Quire.

“Tregebov has always been a poet’s poet, but never more so than here. Honesty of feeling and honesty of expression are the author’s twin talents.”
“Several poems in this skilful collection were so good on first reading that I put the book away for awhile and later returned to see if the same shivers would occur. They did.”

2019-07-17T02:43:18-08:00
“Several poems in this skilful collection were so good on first reading that I put the book away for awhile and later returned to see if the same shivers would occur. They did.”
“From the deeply personal, Tregebov branches out into poems concerning crises facing society (the subprime mortgage implosion and our chaotic, terror-ridden, seemingly random “undecade”) and the planet (global warming and war). Perhaps the most ambitious poem in the collection is “The Gardens of the Antarctic,” a dense, speculative work about the decadent floral tangle that will take root in the nether regions after global warming and environmental catastrophe have wrought havoc, wiping humans from the planet.”

Brian Campbell, Rover.

2019-07-17T02:43:39-08:00

Brian Campbell, Rover.

“From the deeply personal, Tregebov branches out into poems concerning crises facing society (the subprime mortgage implosion and our chaotic, terror-ridden, seemingly random “undecade”) and the planet (global warming and war). Perhaps the most ambitious poem in the collection is “The Gardens of the Antarctic,” a dense, speculative work about the decadent floral tangle that will take root in the nether regions after global warming and environmental catastrophe have wrought havoc, wiping humans from the planet.”
“Tregebov laments the aging of her parents in a series of poems focused on family dinners, a very effective strategy for exploring the intimacies of relatives over a long period.”

2019-07-17T02:43:58-08:00
“Tregebov laments the aging of her parents in a series of poems focused on family dinners, a very effective strategy for exploring the intimacies of relatives over a long period.”
“Tregebov’s use of language is effortless, allowing the book to contemplate—sometimes quietly, sometimes more forcefully—the way in which small moments speak to a larger human consciousness.”

Taylor Tower, Maisonneuve, Issue 45.

2019-07-17T02:44:23-08:00

Taylor Tower, Maisonneuve, Issue 45.

“Tregebov’s use of language is effortless, allowing the book to contemplate—sometimes quietly, sometimes more forcefully—the way in which small moments speak to a larger human consciousness.”

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