In Cannon CaveBook - 1997
Like their namesake, the poems of In Cannon Cave are acoustic chambers, gourds in which experience resonates. Here is a voice singing to existence, longingly, caressingly, not to typify or capture it, but to give it dwell, the audible afterlife of language. These poems venture far beyond the comforts of romanticism to find a new compassion.
When night comes, something speaks
from that soft, fragrant wilderness.
It says, the heart is not a door. But it opens.
We feel in the dark for the hinge.
The body, our great ally,
knows what it's here for. from "Five Doors"
"Carole Glasser Langille does an extraordinary job of connecting the world outside her to the world inside her." -- Robert Coles
"Here is a book of adult pleasures, ocean and sunlight: the fond ache of children: eros regained. And beneath it all a stillness that is palpable, articulate. In her second book, Carole Glasser Langille speaks the 'language of praise in the dark.' We are all the richer for it." -- Dennis Lee
NOMINATED for the 1997 Governor General's Award for Poetry