We are pleased to help launch Vancouver poet, composer, musician Leanne Dunic’s piercing new book of short prose pieces, To Love the Coming End, in its U.S. edition, published by Seattle’s Chin Music Press. This should be something to see/hear performed/read, a book that takes readers to Singapore, Japan, and places within.
“With the emotional precision and eye of a poet, Dunic traverses the vast expanse of Asia, examining how people—and nature—wound each other, but how love is the specific balm that heals. Her travels allow us to see details—scarlet, a mynah bird, a fissure—through her eyes. Her inward eye allows us to feel the pain and pleasure of a singular love. Dunic weaves a wondrous, mysterious and magical web with a deft touch that is as light as it is tight.” —Marie Mutsuki Mockett.
“To Love the Coming End is a psychological story of a writer who wanders vivid Singapore, haunted by memories of Japan and British Columbia, longing for relief and an unlikely reunion. To Love the Coming End is an extended poem of sensation, exquisitely rendered; of aloneness; of quiet catastrophe and dread.” —Kathleen Flenniken.
Leanne Dunic is also lead singer/guitarist in the band Deep Cove, with her debut album, also titled To Love the Coming End, due out later this year.