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Sue Goyette Publishes New Book of Poetry

Posted by Kelly Larkin Conway on April 11, 2013 in Research
Sue Goyette
Sue Goyette

From April 11th issue of The Coast, Halifax's Weekly:

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time,” Sue Goyette offers up this quote by André Gide as a good summary of the feelings behind her latest collection, aptly titled Ocean (Gaspereau Press).

Goyette readily states that she would never have written Ocean if it wasn’t for the Halifax community. After living here twenty-four years, she felt it was time to pay tribute to the Atlantic.

“I live near the ocean because it keeps me humble," says Goyette. "It’s like living near a full-length mirror that’s part wolf and part landlord. It’s kind of my true north.”

Goyette says she realized that she had to write Ocean after a dream she had while teaching in Banff, Alberta. Goyette explains that she saw a woman who started singing and realized she was singing the ocean. Being in a landlocked province, Goyette was able to understand just how large a role the ocean played in her life, and the life of all Haligonians. For her, Ocean is both a reckoning and a love song to Halifax.

Read the rest of this story at The Coast's website.