Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Rattlesnake Plantain

Rattlesnake Plantain

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Whether considering the simplicity of a butterfly in flight or the terror of a cancer diagnosis, Heidi Greco confronts the world head-on, yet always with the fresh eyes of the stranger in our midst. The issues she addresses belong to the world; the settings she employs are international.

At times funny and irreverent, these are pieces that dissect relationships, poems that delve as easily into the mysteries of nature as they do into the intricacies of daily living—encounters we immediately recognize. But whether serious or fun in their approach, her penetrating and unsentimental eye is always there, steadfast on the goods.


  • Publication: Oct 2002
  • ISBN: 9781895636437
  • Pages: 76 pp
  • Size: 5.25 x 8 inches

Poet, editor, critic and film-lover Heidi Greco has lived in British Columbia since 1970. She is the author of the poetry collections, Rattlesnake Plantain (Anvil), Practical Anxiety (Inanna), Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart (Caitlin), and the novella Shrinking Violets (Quattro). Her fiction, poetry, interviews and reviews have been published widely in the US and Canada. Currently at work on new poems and fiction, she also continues to work on a manuscript she refers to as the “never-ending memoir.”

Books by Heidi Greco