A young female translator who has endured the siege of Sarajevo is only now capable of revisiting the trauma of having witnessed the destruction of the city, and the deaths of countless numbers of its inhabitants.
About the author
Douglas Burnet Smith (1949) has served as President of the League of Canadian Poets and of the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada. He teaches at St. Francis Xavier University. Smith was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1993 for Voices from a Farther Room (1992) and for the Atlantic Poetry Prize for his most recent collection, The Killed (2000).