Pat Capponi


Dispatches from the poverty line

Penguin Canada CAN/97


Pat Capponi's life has been spent moving between two very different worlds. As a social activist, counsellor, government employee and published author, Pat Capponi has moved through the world of privilege. Now, unemployed, a victim of budget cuts, she finds herself once again not just working with the poor but joining their ranks.

In Dispatches From The Poverty Line, Capponi continues her account of life at the edge of a society that is quickly dismantling its social safety net. In beautiful prose, Capponi explodes stereotypes about the poor with her wit and sensitivity, adding a human voice to the statistics that we read about daily.