Sue Nevill is the author of I Was Expecting Someone Taller, and co-author of Quintet: Themes & Variations. Her poetry has been widely published in such Canadian literary periodicals as The Antigonish Review, CV2, Event, The Fiddlehead and The New Quarterly. She is a longtime resident of Vancouver, BC.
All You Expect of the Road
Sue Nevill departs with purpose from traditional verse for her second collection. Careening through utterly unique poetic territory, from urban junkets to rural backroads, her images stun the reader with the force of wind against windshield. In four sections "Rain to Dance in at Midnight", "Another Way to Saskatchewan", "Romancing the Stone" and "Forest of Daughters", Nevill moves from the interior landscape of bars and basements to the open road, celebrating the vagabond tradition that hurtles us back in time and forward through generations – at once recovering the debris of earlier journeys and charting the totems and landmarks of a brilliant and personal journey.