About the Book
Intermission is an uncommon and refreshing excavation of popular culture, memory, and relationship. It offers startling interpretations of the fashionable sitcoms and young-adult novels which were prevalent during the late 1970s while exploring the nuances of belonging, faith, and loss. With a tensile gesture we are moved from the icons of the 1960s–Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the playful insertion of Jim Morrison’s documented acronym of his own name, Mr. Mojo Risin’–to the cityscapes inherited by Generation X.
About the Author
Heather Simeney MacLeod has two previous collections of poetry, My Flesh the Sound of Rain as well as The Burden of Snow. Her poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals and magazines. Her creative nonfiction piece, “How to Discover the Various Uses of Things”, was a finalist in the 2011 CBC Literary Awards. Heather is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta in the Department of English and Film Studies.