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Heaven's Thieves

by Sue Sinclair

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list price: $11.99
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published: July 2016
ISBN:9781771314312
publisher: Brick Books
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Heaven's Thieves is a collection engaged with the big questions -- What are bodies for? What does it mean to be alive? What is beauty and why does it have such power over us? What is the point of art? -- and the urgent ones -- how to live in a shattered ecology, what to do about grief, illness, betrayal. Sinclair turns her attention to these questions with fearless curiosity, economy, and an originality born of her willingness to pursue her own line of inquiry to its limit. These poems get close and cut deep, mixing subject and object, surface and soul: "Red mud glistens / like cut fruit -- or like the knife / that did the cutting, laid down."

In this, her fifth collection, Sinclair knows that nature is both "done to death" and "inexhaustible;" that art is an elegy for experience. Experience and its value are changed in these poems. They are as wise as they are disruptive, and they change us as surely as they remake the world.

About the Author

Sue Sinclair

Born in Ontario, raised in Newfoundland, Sue Sinclair (1972) lived for eight years in New Brunswick, where she studied at Mount Allison University and the University of New Brunswick. Sinclair was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards (1999) and the Chapters/Robertson Davies Award (1999). She is working on two poetry manuscripts, Winter's Phantom Limbs and Invisible in Daylight.
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"A poet who looks long and hard at the world to draw existential meaning. Her studious gaze is insightful, even -- dare I say it in this secular age -- soulful."

— Barbara Carey

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