'Diane Raptosh's ambitious and accomplished Labor Songs is a collection rich in astutely worded details of place and personality. Speaking in many voices, scrutinising the world from multiple perspectives, Raptosh charts a complex geography centred in Idaho but reaching out towards Michigan, Florida, Alaska, and beyond. Her poetic labours are rewarded by songs that lift off with what she herself calls unison wingbeats'

Labor Songs 1999, Guernica Editions, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9781550710595

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