A Generous Latitude by Lenea Grace

A Generous Latitude

Lenea Grace’s debut collection maps a series of relationships within a greater exploration of Canadiana, barreling through shield and crag, river and slag. A Generous Latitude is not afraid of beer, bears, internal rhyme, David Hasselhoff, sediment, or sentiment. It does, however, eschew sliding down lampposts, CBC sitcoms, McGarrigles, and the sentimental. Taking humor in the human condition, A Generous Latitude toys with juxtapositions of...

Details A Generous Latitude

TitleA Generous Latitude
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
PublisherECW Press
GenrePoetry, Fiction

Reviews A Generous Latitude

  • Joseph
    A Generous Latitude: Poems by  Lenea Grace is the poet's first collection of published poetry. Grace's work has appeared in Best New Poets, The Fiddlehead, Washington Square Review, CV2, Riddle Fence, Grain, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of McGill University, University of Maine at Presque Isle, and The New School. Grace is a founding editor of The Mackinac poetry magazine. She grew up in Texas and Oklahoma, spending her summers at Long Lake ...
  • Kristy K
    RIB So she asks him why men chase womenand he does not answer, cocksone eyebrow, pulls a carving knife from the drawer.Lady,it is not your heart I want but the rib you stole. Let me take what is mine.He has always been a selfish lover. There were a few gems like this one, but on a whole I felt something was missing and many of the poems fell short for me.
  • Kirsty
    I chose to request Lenea Grace's A Generous Latitude from Netgalley, as I always like discovering new poets. Whilst I liked and appreciated all of the cultural details about Grace's native Canada, and the way in which some of her prose felt quite original, the majority of the poems here were very similar, and difficult to distinguish between. Some were just plain odd. Not really a collection for me.
  • KayCee K
    A Generous Latitude is filled with strong imagery of relationships and overall life. I had fun reading her writing, there was such retro feel. Grace is from Canada, and I really enjoyed how that played into the poetry. But for me, my favorite part is how pop-cultural plays into these poems. Like ever poetry book, there are some poems I wasn't crazy about but there are many gems in this book. I've bookmarked a few lines that I like. I've found Len...
  • Steven Buechler
    I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher.Most of us crave a published work at times that feels like we are having a conversation with a group of friends. When one thinks of those conversations, one often reflects on serious elements as well as goofy comments and moments of quiet pondering. There is something enlightening as well as uplifting to our psyches after those types of conversations. And that is what reading Lene...
  • Andrea
    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review*This book is a fun, honest, serious, satirical book of Canadian poetry. There are so many things about these poems that are quintessentially Canadian, both that I understood, and that I didn't because it was not my past. The poems were both quick to get to and understand, but also had deeper meaning to them. I enjoyed most of the poems and felt like it was an interesting compilati...
  • Molly
    This is a great collection - definitely heavy on pop culture and Canada, but a lot of fun. It reminds me a lot of a good friend's poetry, and that is some high praise.
  • Koozebane
    I received a print ARC from ECW Press as part of the Shelf Monkey program.I've always prided myself on being fairly well-versed in the deep cuts of Canadiana (considering that I'm from Northern California and don't live near a border city), but some of the references (especially the more East Coast/Maritime-oriented ones) took me out of the experience. Several turns of phrase seem more concerned with startling the reader than leading to a resolut...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to read and review it. This in no way impacts my opinions.Full review to come on Books and Ladders. Some of this really worked and some of it didn’t. It was an ode to Canada that I don’t think a lot of people who don’t live here necessarily see. It has a really nuanced look at the way Alberta sees the rest of the country but some of the writings were misses for me. There are some bea...
  • adik miftakhur
    ** Edelweiss is generously provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review **I was having fun reading this one. Only read it in one sitting. But the book's kinda confusing.
  • Monse's Manifesto
    If you didn't know this poet was Canadian, you will as soon as you begin this collection. There were references I didn't get but you can still enjoy a work even if that's the issue, unfortunately this work fell flat and didn't work for me.