One Crow Sorrow

By (author): Lisa Martin-DeMoor
ISBN 9781897142318
Softcover | Publication Date: January 25, 2008
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
96 Pages

About the Book

Lisa Martin-DeMoor’s debut collection of poetry, One Crow Sorrow, is both fearless and vulnerable-an exploration of grief and loss that is rooted in life affirmation, in deep attention to the natural world.

From a tangle of snowflakes in Saskatchewan to cell masses like dislodged icebergs, the earth and body inform one another, their cycles of life entwined. The resulting poems explore grief as an extension of love, and mortality as an extension of living. Pain, she writes, is the opened bloom of beauty.

About the Author(s)

Lisa Martin-DeMoor's poems have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, Grain, and Edmonton on Location: River City Chronicles (NeWest, 2005). Her essay "A Container of Light" was awarded the silver medal in Personal Journalism at the 2012 National Magazine Awards. Lisa lives in Edmonton, where she teaches English and creative writing at Concordia University College of Alberta. One Crow Sorrow is her first full-length collection of poetry. Please visit Lisa online at


“A remarkable account of the complex relationship between grief and joy, disease and beauty, heartbreak and love. These are profoundly moving poems by a writer of immense talent.” —Adam Dickinson

“A powerful, evocative collection… Martin-DeMoor crafts images that are both familiar and startlingly fresh.” —Resource Links Magazine