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Poems on Land and on Water

by (author) Carmelita McGrath

Publisher
Creative Book Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 1992
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781895387117
    Publish Date
    Jan 1992
    List Price
    $3.50

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Description

Poems on Land and on Water explores a terrain as rocky and a climate as varied as the physical environment of Newfoundland itself. The poet finds her material by "mining" memory and language, and by exploring the very ordinary question of how one thing leads to another. She writes about cycles of belief and loss of belief, freeze and thaw, discovery and abandonment. She is interested in the landscape of bays, dreams, deserted roads, and dysfunctional families. She also writes poetry for summer days, in the belief that writing about something sometimes makes it happen.

About the author

Wendy McGrath’s poetry has been published in CV2, Prism international, NeWest Review, Tessera, Room of One’s Own, Orbis, and Grain. Her verse has been broadcast on CBC Radio and her work has appeared in several anthologies. Previously she published Go Van Gogh, a chapbook of her poetry. In 1998 she received the James Patrick Folinsbee Prize from the University of Alberta’s Department of English. She lives in Edmonton, AB. Common Place Ecstasies (Beach Holme, 2000) is her first book of collected poetry.

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