Relationship: A Poetry Book
In her debut poetry book, Relationship, Janice Greenwood explores what it means to be in relationship—with oneself, with others, and with the world. The poems follow the course of a relationship from desire and passion, to early love, to the familiarity and companionship of a long-term relationship, to marriage, and finally through the stages of loss, breakup, divorce, and nostalgia that follow. This poetry book explores the relationship between the human and natural world, the relationship between art and poetry, the relationship we have with the past, and our relationships to things, animals, and ideas. Ultimately, Relationship is a book of poetry about self-acceptance, self-discovery, self-love, growth, healing, and the transformative power of heartbreak. In the absence of the beloved, the writer writes, the artist creates.