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Animals of My Own Kind

by (author) Harry Thurston

Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
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    Oct 2009
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Animals of My Own Kind is an outstanding introduction to the poetry of one of Canada's best nature poets. Widely admired for his descriptive powers, for twenty-eight years Harry Thurston has trained his naturalist's eye carefully, sensuously and idiosyncratically on his rugged Maritime landscape. In doing so, he has also staked out an emotional territory--a human inscape--remarkable for its hard-edged textures, fiercely-felt cadences, scientific unsentimentality, and empathetic range. Incorporating selections from his last six books, together with new work, these are poems made of bone, rock and water.

About the author


Harry Thurston is the author of several collections of poetry and twelve nonfiction books, including Tidal Life: A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy, winner of three non-fiction prizes in the Atlantic region; The Nature of Shorebirds: Nomads of the Wetlands; and A Place between the Tides: A Naturalist's Reflections on the Salt Marsh, which received the 2005 Sigrid Olson Nature Writing Award in the United States and was shortlisted for the 2005 BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. He has also written for such magazines as Audubon, Canadian Geographic, and National Geographic. Thurston lives in Nova Scotia.


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