Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

The Best 10 Minutes of Your Life

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The Best 10 Minutes of Your Life

McGilligan Books, 2001
104 pages

Fresh and refreshing, here comes a zine-generation performance poet, flying gracefully in the face of orthodoxies. This is the poetry of a young lesbian at large - anxieties, heartbreaks and all - coming of age with smile and substance. In a resilient voice that glides convincingly from love letters to dead poets to radical cheerleading, Zoe Whittall rides a Greyhound bus across a pop culturescape, accompanied by her girls. Grounded in and transcending Canadian poetry traditions, she proves her life and times in lines that lie like "trails for secret admirers to follow" knowing what is sacred at 15 and wondering what it takes to get God's attention.