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The House the Spirit Builds

by Lorna Crozier, photographs by Diane Laundy & Peter Coffman, introduction by Rena Upitis

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publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
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One of eighteen biosphere reserves in Canada, the Frontenac Arch stands at the junction of the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Valley and features some of Central Canada’s most characteristic landscapes as well as some of its most revered cultural heritage, all sensitively evoked by Lorna Crozier’s poetry and the photographs of Peter Coffman and Diane Laundy.

The House the Spirit Builds explores human-crafted and natural landscapes from a variety of angles. An image of a slice of light falling across a tablecloth, three oranges in a red bowl, a black beetle on a leaf: poems that speak of moments “when the dragonfly lands and grips the skin / on the back of your hand” or “rain stops falling / but / hangs around / like the shape of lust / in bedsheets”—the impressions and expression vary, but all are informed by sense of place and aim to take understanding to a more visceral plane.

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Lorna Crozier has received numerous awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her fifteen books of poetry, which include The Blue Hour of the Day, What the Living Won't Let Go, Everything Arrives at the Light, and Inventing the Hawk. She is also the author of the memoir Small Beneath the Sky and the editor of several anthologies. She lives in Saanich, British Columbia.

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Diane Laundy has been a photographer for over eighteen years. Her work has been exhibited in Kingston, Halifax and Almonte and is held in both public and private collections. She lives in Ottawa, ON.

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Diane Laundy has been a photographer for over eighteen years. Her work has been exhibited in Kingston, Halifax and Almonte and is held in both public and private collections. She lives in Ottawa, ON.

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Peter Coffman est photographe spécialisé en photo architecturale. Il est également historien en architecture et enseigne l’histoire et la théorie de l’architecture à l’Université Carleton.
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