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I Sleep in the Arms of Your Eyes

I Sleep in the Arms of Your Eyes

By Beverly Ellenbogen

I Sleep in the Arms of Your Eyes is a reflection on love, freely given and loss fully lived. These poems are a contemplation on family life, and on the navigation through attachment, devotion and attempts at connection. They convey in brave simplicity of grounded language a sense of self where it belongs: "nose-touching-close," "sustained and articulate."


Guernica Editions (Essential Poets Series)


80 pages |

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In this new collection, Beverly Ellenbogen writes with conviction, clarity and insight about natural beauty, appreciation of shared familiar experiences and quotidian survival. She brings us to those surprising “Oh” moments when we discover more of ourselves.

Laurence Hutchman, author of Two Maps of Emery

Beverly Ellenbogen’s poetry is brave in its willingness to express both love and anger at their furthest extremes. Her honesty is refreshing, while her control of language and playful evocation of parenthood particularly make you want to follow her yet further into her vision of the world.

Rob Coleman, author of Little Empires

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About the author

Beverly Ellenbogen is a poet and school psychologist who resides in Vaughan, Ontario with her family. Currently she works at the York Region School Board consulting with families, educators and students. I Sleep in the Arms of Your Eyes is her second collection of poems, both with Guernica Editions.