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A Peeled Wand

by Anne Szumigalski

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A Peeled Wand: Selected Poems of Anne Szumigalski,/I> offers a succinct, authoritative overview of the work of one of Canada's most remarkable and original poets., bringing some of her finest poems back into print.

About the Author
Anne Szumigalski was one of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s best-known, best-loved poets. She published more than a dozen books of poetry, as well as a play, two collections of essays and a “book of fables.” Her 1995 publication Voice received the Governor General’s Award for poetry, while her works received several Saskatchewan Book Awards and others. She was instrumental in the founding of both the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild and the literary journal Grain, and is appreciated for having been a mentor to many young poets in the region.
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Anne Szumigalski (1922-1999) was born in London, England and immigrated to Saskatchewan in 1951. She was the author of sixteen books including Woman Reading in Bath (1974), Doctrine of Signatures (1983), Voice (1995), and On Glassy Wings (1997). She also collaborated with Terrence Heath, Elyse St. George and many other writers and artists. Her work appeared in countless journals, both in Canada and abroad, and many anthologies. Over the years, Anne won numerous prizes including a Governor-General's Award, two Writers' Choice Awards and two National Magazine Awards. A founding member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and a founding editor of Grain, she received a lifetime award for excellence from the Saskatchewan Arts Board as well as life memberships in ACTRA and the League of Canadian Poets.

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“ In the decade since the Saskatoon-based poet Anne Szumigalski died, all but one of her 16 collections have gone out of print. So it is a great and good thing that A Peeled Wand: Selected Poems of Anne Szumigalski (96 pages, $15) has been published by Winnipeg's Signature Editions. For all that Szumigalski was a pioneer as a Prairie poet and beloved in her adopted Saskatchewan and beyond, this book never feels like a dusty tribute. The poems yowl and laugh and grieve and feel as fresh today as when Szumigalski first started publishing them in 1974, as is evidenced by this snippet from In Praise of My Own Breasts: "A lover told me one breast is a giant puffball the other a coconut. One is full of sweet milk the other of ripe spores. He didn't say which he admired the most." ”

—Winnipeg Free Press

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