Elizabeth Brewster's Poetry
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Elizabeth Brewster - 'Where I Come From' - Annotation
Annotation prompts for Elizabeth Brewster’s 'Where I Come From'.
'Where I Come From' is about how people are intrinsically linked to certain places; and the mind latches onto key events in one’s life, both urban and rural.
Elizabeth Brewster (26.08.1922 – 26.12.1912) was a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, and academic. Work is characterised by a plain-spoken, poignant style. She spent her childhood in the small logging community of Chipman, New Brunswick and wrote poetry from a young age. Brewster’s early poetry is modernist but with (less typically of modernist work) a colloquial voice. Beneath this tone is deep intellectual thought, often relating to places, tradition, and memory.
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