In this debut collection the taiga and boreal forests exist as a catalyst for poetry. Here the spruce and fir trees stand as sentries, while the poems, in acts of creative photosynthesis, invade the orderly tableau of ferns, moss, and the impassable snarl of deadfall and debris. The intimacy of living within one of the world_s largest remaining intact forest ecosystems is authentically captured and passionately shared in Carrying The Sun.
About the author
Carla Braidek lives and writes in the boreal forest near Big River, Saskatchewan. Her book Carrying The Sun (Thistledown, 2005) was short-listed for the Saskatchewan Book Award for poetry. Her work is also published in her chapbook Quickening, the Hagios Press anthology New Saskatchewan Poets, and various literary magazines. In 2010 Carla had the good fortune to attend Emma, an international artists’ collaboration. Her poetry was included in the full-length documentary, Unplugged - Emma 2010 Collaboration, that was filmed during that time. Carla has taught in classrooms from grade 1 to 12, as well as outdoors, in libraries, and on city streets. She was both a guest speaker and a facilitator for the Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience. Recently she is exploring the world by way of the personal essay.