Louise Fabiani | The Green Alembic | Gazelle Books

The Green Alembic

Author: Louise Fabiani | ISBN: 1550651234 : 9781550651232 | Illustrations: b/w illus | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 82 | Weight: .152 Kg. | Published: IPG (Véhicule Press) – January 1999 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

The alembic was a vessel used in distillation

one of the most important processes in the ancient art of alchemy. In these lyrical poems Louise Fabiani explores the prevalence of transformation in Nature as well as in the human realm. She finds alchemy in the creation of haute cuisine from raw ingredients, girlhood rites of passage, Mozart’s suspicious death and, most of all, in the familiar otherness of flora and fauna.

Louise Fabiani

Poet, naturalist, and science writer Louise Fabiani was born in Toronto and raised just outside Montreal. She graduated from McGill in biology and holds a Masters degree in environmental studies from York University. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including Arc, Prism International, and The Fiddlehead. Once again a resident of Montreal, she is currently completing a novel and teaching English as a second language. This is her first book.


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