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Anthem

by Helen Humphreys

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category: Poetry
published: May 1999
ISBN:9781894078023
publisher: Brick Books
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Physical and fiercely lyric, Helen Humphreys' Anthem is a litany of want. A song of poverty and of desire, of the reach forward and the relentless backward glance. With stark images and subtle, tensile strength, her poems touch that rare interval between presence and absence, echo and answer, between wall and window and sky-that gap in which we live, the space words make.

SHORTLISTED for the 2000 Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a woman published in 1999. WINNER of the 2000 Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry.

About the Author

Helen Humphreys

HELEN HUMPHREYS’s most recent novel, The Evening Chorus, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and was a national bestseller. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Nocturne, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Previous novels include Coventry, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award; Afterimage, which won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for fiction; Leaving Earth, which won the Toronto Book Award; and The Lost Garden, which was a Canada Reads selection. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Awards
  • Winner, CAA
  • Long-listed, Pat Lowther
  • Short-listed, Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Prize
Editorial Review

"This poetry is as intellectually compelling as it is emotionally nuanced ... clearly a writer at the top of her game." Ñ Christine Wiesenthal, Canadian Literature

"With a spare elegance ... Humphreys is doing what most poets only imagine doing. She takes poetry back to its bones ... " Ñ Anne Simpson, The Antigonish Review

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