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how the gods pour tea

by Lynn Davies

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list price: $19.95
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category: Poetry
published: Sep 2013
ISBN:9780864924230
imprint: Icehouse Poetry
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This new collection by Lynn Davies, her first in eight years, abounds in departures: words and communities die, trout-lilies and passengers vanish, even the King and Queen of Fairies disappear.

In poem after poem, Davies's powerful imagination blends observation and fancy, passion and playfulness, producing strikingly fresh metaphors. Squirrels paddle away on twig-rafts; giant horses take to the sky. Some poems give simple weight to the details of everyday life; others evoke an imaginative world inhabited by giant beavers, elf-thugs, and the great caw-dragon.

Throughout this magnificently fresh collection, the ocean, the rain, and the river suggest something big on the move in our lives even when we feel stranded. Displaying a dexterity of tone and an understated bravura, she writes of the extremities of losing and then awakening, honouring gratitude with "as many words as new leaves."

About the Author
Lynn Davies is the author of three books of poetry. Her poems have been broadcast on CBC, translated into French and Spanish, and nominated for a Governor General's Award. Her stories and poems for children have appeared in many anthologies. She is the proud mother of two grown children, Josie-May and Patrick, and lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, with her partner, Dave Macfarlane. So Imagine Me is her first book for children. Visit her at lynndavies.ca.
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Editorial Reviews

"These simple, elemental words and phrases... and many more... will vibrate in your mind, in your cells, long after you reluctantly turn over the last page."

— <i>Bookgaga</i>

"These are poems that will cast spells in their own sweet time."

— <i>Pickle Me This</i>

"The voice in Lynn Davies's stunning new collection exudes a sense of someone speaking from the beyond, from a place where ‘time as I once knew it was gone;’ yet Davies' poetic voice is far from distanced or aloof; rather, it is witty, wise, and often funny. The ‘field crackling with sound’ that she portrays in ‘Winding Down’ could well describe this entire collection — a gorgeous lyric tour de force."

— Jeanette Lynes

"It's to Davies's credit that she leaves us wanting more, leaves us with images at times haunting, at times healing."

— <i>Canadian Poetries</i>

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