A joyful, imagistic discovery of woman as speaker and subject. As a woman, a black, and a lesbian, Brand arrives at a rigorous and nakedly ruthless reclamation of the poetic.
About the Author
Dionne Brand won the Governor General's Award for poetry and the Trillium Award in 1997 for" Land to Light On". In 2003 she won the Pat Lowther Award for poetry for her book "thirsty". Her novels include "In Another Place, Not Here" and "At the Full and Change of the Moon". She lives in Toronto.
“With her amazing gaze and extraordinary skill, Dionne Brand has once again given us a collection of poetry both complex and unerring in its vision, integrity, sense of history. Brand understands the vivacity of the past, the strength of ancestral voices, and integrates these in a poetry astonishing in its ability to sing to us, to move us, to make us remember. A major work by a brilliant poet.”
“Dionne Brand’s voice is unique, elegiac…she uses language to disturb. As water in a pool is, by a stone’s throw, disturbed, distorted. English unleased.”
“No Language Is Neutral is a gathering of thoughtful meaning and of strong beautiful images which cannot leave anyone neutral”