Spinning Side Kick

Anita Lahey

Anita Lahey's second collection, Spinning Side Kick,is a hard-knuckled look at the other half. These lively poems mix a girl-about-town cockiness with an all-too-rare emotional honesty about men, love, and relationships. Whether the subject is a one-man chimney demolition, the lifelong fidelity of seahorses, a lover at war in Afghanistan or a kickboxing match, Lahey confronts the enduring disconnect between the sexes in a language that is slangy and quick, punctuated with jabs. She eyes those moments–in a day, in a life–when the normal clues we rely on disappear, shifting the line between domesticity and danger. In Spinning Side Kick, a talented poet returns with sharper aim.

Signal Editions
Poetry 2011

Anita Lahey's previous collection of poems, Out to Dry in Cape Breton [Signal Editions, 2006], was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine from 2004 to 2011, Anita is also a longtime magazine contributor. She lives in Fredericton, NB.

Other books by Anita Lahey:
While Supplies Last
Out to Dry in Cape Breton
Trade paperback
78 pp 8.5" x 5.5"
ISBN13: 9781550653212

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