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Bird Tracks on Hard Snow

by (author) Nelson Ball

Publisher
ECW Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1994
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550222227
    Publish Date
    Jan 1994
    List Price
    $12.00

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Description

The poet's first collection of new work in many years, the poems in this compilation focus primarily on visual perception and, when taken as a whole, form a kind of seasonal diary. Written between 1987 and 1993, the poems are characterized by a remarkable economy of language.

About the author

Nelson Ball is a poet and bookseller living in Paris, Ontario, who has been writing since the early 1960s. He has worked as a labourer, chauffeur, clerk, seasonal forest ranger, record store clerk, and janitor. From 1965 to 1973 he ran the legendary Weed/Flower Press, publishing mimeo editions of early books by Victor Coleman, Carol Bergé, David McFadden, bill bissett, bpNichol, and many others. Nelson is the author of more than 30 poetry books and chapbooks. He and his late wife, the artist Barbara Caruso, are the subject of Catherine Stevenson's 2014 documentary film Nelson Ball & Barbara Caruso / Home Project / A Photo Documentary.

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