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The Ditch Was Lit Like This

by (author) Sean Johnston

Thistledown Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2011
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    Sep 2011
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This is Sean Johnston's return to the roots, ancestralk and poetic, that have shaped his language and consciousness. Structured in five sections, the work interplays the convergence of memory and personal history. Though this is familiar ground in the world of poetry, Johnston's use of unexpected and profound anecdote is both wise and revealing.

About the author

Sean Johnston was born in Saskatoon and grew up in Asquith, Saskatchewan. He has worked across the prairies as a labourer and surveyor, received a Bachelor of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, and recently finished a MA in Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick. His poetry and fiction has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Speak! (Broken Jaw Press). The manuscript for A Day Does Not Go By won the 2002 David Adams Richards Award for fiction. Johnston currently lives in Vancouver.

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