Elizabeth Bachinsky

Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of five collections of poetry: Curio (BookThug, 2005) Home of Sudden Service (Nightwood Editions, 2006), God of Missed Connections (Nightwood, 2009), I Don't Feel So Good (Bookthug, 2012), and, most recently, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History (Nightwood Editions, 2013). Her poetry has been adapted for stage and screen and has been nominated for awards including the Pat Lowther Award, The George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, and the Governor General's Award for Poetry. She lives in New Westminster, BC.

God of Unfulfilled Longings

Happiness where are you? I haven’t got a clue. —Eytan Mirsky Gina—pretty, thirty-two, and who wears a lot of black, not because she is in mourning but because she’s got nothing else to wear—has started making love with a boy …

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How Poems Work: Elizabeth Bachinsky’s ‘God of Unfulfilled Longings’

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of pop music. And I’ve been hearing really abstract arrangements, huge production, and big, inescapable metaphors.

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