A Night for the Lady

December 6, 2020
A Night for the Lady

A Night for the Lady explores the terrain of poetryconversation. Each poem arises from conversations with poets,colleagues and intimate friends. They range from a 1998conversation on healing programs and the fundamentals of worldchange to a sequence of recent indigenous literary events on theprairies. Within the context of these conversations, an explorationemerges of the roles of woman within local as well as historicliterary and global situations. The poems draw together diversefigures from world literature, world religions and myths to layopen the experience of human beings within the "brown-feminine."Identifying and synthesizing connections across a wide palette ofhuman experience, this collection challenges the divisions ofpersonal and global, indigenous and "everyone else," all the whilecelebrating both the humanity and the divinity of the Lady.Playful, erotic and occasionally harrowing, this collection bundlestogether experimental and inspirational work from a longstandingvoice of conscience in Canadian letters. Once again, Arnott carriesus into the most intimate terrain, casts her net widely, catches usup.