In this new collection of taut lyric poems, the poet engages the living and the dead through a bird’s-eye view?a normal world in all its surreality, brilliantly seen by one of the country’s most individual men of letters.
About the author
Allan Safarik was born in Vancouver and raised in a commercial fishing family on Vancouver Heights in North Burnaby where he spent much of his childhood exploring the waterfront when he wasn't playing soccer in East End parks. He is the author of fourteen books of poetry, is an editor and was a co-founder of Blackfish Press in British Columbia. In 1986, he edited the award winning anthology Vancouver Poetry. Safarik, a long time resident of White Rock, BC, currently resides in Dundurn, Saskatchewan and teaches Imaginative Writing at St. Peter's College in Muenster. Safarik won the 2003 John V. Hicks Manuscript Award for Literary Non-Fiction and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry (in the name of Anne Szumigalski) for When Light Falls from the Sun Hagios Press. He has a B.A. in English from Simon Fraser University. His recent books include Yellowgrass (Hagios, 2008) and The Day is a Cold Grey Stone (Hagios 2010).
Other titles by Allan Safarik
Our Passion for Canada's Game
Bluebacks and Silver Brights
A Lifetime in the BC Fisheries from Bounty to Plunder
When Light Falls from the Sun
How I know the Sky is a River
Selected and new shorter poems
All Night Highway
Quotations On the Jays
The Little Blue Book That Could
Quotations On The Great One
The Little Book of Wayne Gretzky