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Animals of My Own Kind

by (author) Harry Thurston

Publisher
Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550652581
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $18.00

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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

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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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