Paradise, Later Years

Award-winning poet, Marion Quednau, finds the rusty part of life's silver linings in this new and striking collection of prose poetry. 

Marion Quednau’s collection Paradise, Later Years plays with the language of juxtaposition, nothing is straight on; if there’s quiet beauty by the sea, there’s a passing warship. Quednau’s lyricism, whether of river or lover, bears witness to relationships transformed by the tension—and surprise—of setting one thing against another. The verse is often irreverent, the humour touching on the pain of recognition, making us shift our boundaries. This book is a brave road trip where no one comes out with the same skin of escape, or want, but rather with new forms of redemption.

Marion Quednau

Marion Quednau has won numerous awards for poetry, including a National Magazine Award, a chapbook award from the League of Canadian Poets, a Malahat Long Poem prize, and has won the People's Choice when short-listed for CBC Writes Poetry. Her prose has also received critical acclaim, including the Smithbooks-Books in Canada First Novel Award, and kudos from the Children's Book Centre and Ontario Library Association. Paradise, Later Years is her fourth book of poetry. 

Marketing & Publicity
  • Media (Literary/Niche): CBC, Quill & Quire, Vancouver Sun, Write, Poetry is Dead, EVENT, Prism, Room Magazine
  • Book Tour: Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Victoria
  • Blurbs by Lynn Crosbie, Steven Heighton, Susan Musgrave
  • Strong contender for literary prizes such as GG, Dorothy Livesay, Griffin, Pat Lowther Award, etc.
  • Active and very accomplished poet, author of 3 previous books