Clever and persistent, Magpie Days, the debut poetry collection from Brenda Sciberras, picks through the baubles and trinkets of the everyday. And like the black and white plumage of the magpie, SciberrasÃ¢â'¬â"¢s poems balance the exquisite tension between joy and misery. Evoking life-defining events from the remembrance of a first bicycle to the loss of a close friend, these poems acknowledge pleasure and pain as necessary to life.
About the author
Brenda Sciberras is a Winnipeg writer whose poetry has appeared in several Canadian literary magazines as well the anthology A Cross Sections: New Manitoba Writing. Her work is also forthcoming in the anthology; I found it at the movies, Guernica Editions, fall 2014. She holds a BA from the University of Manitoba and divides her time between working fulltime in a library, singing in the Spirit’s Call Choir, writing and her family. Magpie Days is her first book.
At the heart of Magpie Days