Daughters of Men by Brenda Leifso

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By Brenda Leifso

Shortlisted for the 2009 Lampman-Scott Award (for the simplest e-book of poetry within the nationwide Capital Region)

Brenda Leifso’s first quantity of poetry is a beautiful debut: haunting, irritating yet resolutely appealing. With an unflinching eye, Leifso explores the uncertainty of reminiscence, the legacy of position, the robust dynamics of sexuality and secrecy, and the violence inherent in family members family members. Her critical part, “The Theban Women,” is a multi-voiced re-imagining of Euripides’s The Bacchae; this drama in verse supplies voice to girls lengthy silent, and including Leifso’s extra own poems, it varieties a ebook of outstanding energy from a poet whose voice is as sincere because it is beautiful.

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