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Salt Fires

by (author) Janet Barkhouse

Publisher
Pottersfield Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2018
Category
Canadian, Women Authors
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781988286563
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781988286570
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $14.99

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Salt Fires is a volume of poems that embrace and reflect our human consciousness: our awareness, our blindness, our Shadow, our mythologies. They invite us to look at ourselves in ways that often are disconcerting, sometimes startling. Love of land infuses Salt Fires. Intimately inhabited and passionately shared, Nova Scotia's farms, woods, and shores reveal themselves to be our Earth in microcosm.

A suite of Sable Island poems closes the book and affirms this notion—Sable Island, a strip of sand in a vast ocean, impossible, yet somehow here, like our planet, rich in life and beauty. This is the work of a mature poet who examines moral blindness and human frailties by inhabiting the experiences of the poems' speakers with vulnerability and honesty. Accessible, clear, and alive with music, the poems inform and incite.

About the author

JANET BARKHOUSE has retired from several fascinating worlds, including theatre, academe, education. Her most recent books are Sable Island -- Imagine! and Pit Pony: The Picture Book. She lives in Clearland, Nova Scotia.

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