Satellites Out of Orbit

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.69 inches | 0.99 pounds

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About the Author
Chris Wind is the author of This is what happens, dreaming of kaleidoscopes, and Satellites Out of Orbit. Her prose and poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including The Antigonish Review, Ariel, Atlantis, Bogg, Canadian Author and Bookman, Canadian Woman Studies, Contemporary Verse 2, The Copperfield Review, event, Existere, (f.)Lip, grain, Herizons, Herstoria, The Humanist, The New Quarterly, Other Voices, Poetry Toronto, Prism International, Rampike, Shard, The University of Toronto Review, The Wascana Review, Waves, Whetstone, White Wall Review, and Women's Education des femmes, as well as several anthologies, including Contemporary Monologues for Young Women, Clever Cats, Visions of Poesy, and Going for Coffee. Her theatrical work has been performed by several companies, including Venus Theatre and Shoestring Radio Theatre, and read on CBC Radio. She has degrees in Literature and Education and has been awarded sixteen Ontario Arts Council grants.
..".an excellent and much recommended pick for unique fiction collections." Michael Dunford, Midwest Book Review ..".I also love the idea of telling the story from the woman's perspective, especially when the woman is only mentioned in passing in the official story, or not mentioned at all although it is understood that such a woman must have been in the background of the story (I'm thinking of Noah's wife and Cain's wife in particular here). I'm excited to have discovered this, and can't wait to get a copy and read it." Shana - Tales of Minor Interest ..".not only dynamic, imaginative verse writing, but extremely intelligent and intuitive insight ... I know many actresses who would love to get their hands on this material! As a Shakespeare director, I'm thrilled by the perspective which Chris' pieces provide of the plays and characters which they challenge - I believe these will be sought after by theatre companies which also do solid classical work, as new material for their audiences, embraced by a season of Shakespeare plays. As a feminist, I'm excited by how these characters come alive and point up the perceptions and misperceptions that have shaped their literary and theatrical destinies. As a dramaturg, I'm more than pleased to find modern playwrights who can write in heightened language and/or verse." Joanne Zipay, Judith Shakespeare Company, NYC "Don't let unfamiliarity with Greek [and Roman] mythology put you off this one. A full, if biased, glossary is provided, and many of the hero(ine)s have been updated. ... It's doubly ironic in light of the tradition of using the Classics to turn upper-class boys into world leaders. ... No footnote is needed to explain "Bellerophon," for instance. Our collective inability to deal with sex is as obvious today as it was in ancient times: "So the way it's set up, / I'm supposed to say yes / and she's supposed to say no / - and that's rape. // and that's frightening." review, unnoted source ..".A welcome relief from the usual male emphasis in this area. There is anger and truth here, not to mention courage." Eric Folsom, Next Exit "The voices you catch out of the old fairy tales are very impressive. I got quite attached to them." Fiddlehead