With Flicker and Hawk Friesen expands the scope of his highly praised earlier works. These are poems from the gut and heart, occasionally underlined by other voices, dealing with themes of mortality, love, marriage, and spiritual explorations.
Patrick Friesen is the author of Blasphemer's Wheel, winner of the Manitoba Book of the Year Award and runner-up for the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award. A Broken Bowl was short-listed for the Governor General's Award. His work St. Mary at Main was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. He has also written for stage, radio, TV and film. He lives in Vancouver where he teaches writing.