What portents must you divine when a knife falls from the sjy into your snow covered yard? With Knife on Snow, Alice Major employs history, myth, and science to understand a world ablaze.
From the bitumen hills of Fort McMurray to the barren reaches of Iceland, Knife on Snow shows us an earth bathed in dragon's breath, and like the Norse gods bound to their fate, we stand transfixed by the reaping of our actions, both driver /and passenger-- part-cause / part-witness of earth's unwinding.
As you would expect in Alice Major's expert hands this unwinding yields to an evolution , a discovery, an acceptance of struggles end and the possibility of a tomorrow unknown. All from a Knife on Snow.
About the author
Alice Major emigrated from Scotland at the age of eight, and grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a weekly newspaper reporter. She served as the City of Edmonton’s first poet laureate from 2005–2007. Among her previous books are Memory's Daughter, for which she won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award in 2011; The Occupied World; and The Office Tower Tales, for which she won the Pat Lowther Award in 2009. In 2010, she received a lifetime achievement award, presented by the City of Edmonton and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton.