Queen Rat: New and Selected Poems
House of Anansi, 1998
Poet, novelist, and journalist, Lynn Crosbie brings her unique voice to the forefront of the Canadian poetry canon with this important collection of verse. Hers is a world of Shakespeare, skinheads and centurions; and hers is a life stripped down to the basics and then reconstructed, slowly, with relish, every brick scrutinized meticulously. In Queen Rat her language is urban, but her soul is universal as she explores that which makes up everything.