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The Receiver

by Sharon Thesen

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publisher: New Star Books
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The Receiver is Sharon Thesen's thirteenth book, and the first from the three-time G–G finalist since Oyama Pink Shale, six years ago. More formally various than Thesen's recent books, The Receiver includes the short lyrics documenting the poet's witnessing that readers of her work will recognize, as well as various kinds of found poems, translations, prose poems, alongside some brief essays or memoirs. Thesen's mother and father, friends, poets in her own life, their poems, might form the immediate subject of the poems here, but above all, The Receiver is about poetic imagination: "The body is the receiver of all that is; poetic imagination the transmitter of the world. A memoir about poetic imagination, about the transmission of language / energy (the poet will have had 'some several causations'), contagion, ancestral / cellular memory, what is received through books, reading, talk, voices, rhythms of thought & experience. The education / mis–education of a poet 'by ear'; transmission/transcription/telephone/telegraph; annunciation as method." (Sharon Thesen)

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Sharon Thesen
Sharon Thesen was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan in 1946. She moved to the British Columbia Interior in 1952 and lived in Prince George and Kamloops before settling in Vancouver in 1966. She is the author of several books of poetry and the former editor of the Capilano Review. She currently teaches English at Capilano College in North Vancouver and writes reviews for the Vancouver Sun.
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